Water was above the waist, holding the box in hand crossed the river
On Tuesday, a beautiful picture came out in which the team of health department crossed the river and reached the villages of Bijapur through inaccessible roads and vaccinated the villagers against Kovid 19. To keep people safe from corona infection, the team of health department is reaching inaccessible and remote areas even in the midst of difficult situations. The health department team crossed not one but three rivers to vaccinate against corona in three villages Lingapur, Nelakanker and Marudbaka under Marudbaka sub-health center of Bijapur district.
50 km route covered between the forests
Due to the sudden rains, the water level of these three rivers had reached above the waist while returning. After crossing the rivers filled with fast moving water and fast flowing, the team of the Health Department reached back on foot with the help of the villagers along with the nurses. The distance from Community Health Center Usoor to Sub Health Center Marudbaka is about 30 kms.
There are 9 dependent villages under Marudbaka Sub Health Center. All these villages are on the other side of the river and come in the vulnerable area. The distance of most of these villages from Usoor Community Health Center is 30-35 kms. The two villages are about 50 km apart.
It was expected that there will be difficulties, but it was necessary to fulfill the duty.
The Health Department team that reached Lingapur, Nelakanker and Marudbaka after crossing 3 rivers Rala Vagu, Ilka and Konga Vagu for the Kovid vaccination included Rural Health Officer (RHO) Jyoti Sidar, Nagmani Chilmul, Ramesh Gaddem and teacher Anand Rao Yalam. Even while going from Usoor Community Health Center to the village, there was water in the rivers, after crossing which he reached the village. The weather was bad, the team knew that the situation could get worse, but in spite of this, all of them went to the villages to get their vaccinations.
the shepherd helped him cross the river
When the staff of the Health Department finished their work and set out on the return journey, the suspicion proved to be true. Due to heavy rains, the water level of the rivers started rising. The team was unable to cross as the river Konga Vagu was full of water till its chest. Seeing that the water level of the river did not decrease even after waiting for some time, the team members sent news to the village through people grazing cattle nearby.
On reaching the villagers, with their help, the team crossed the river safely. After crossing the Konga Vagu river, the team had to cross two more rivers Ilka and Rala Wagu on foot. After crossing all the three rivers, the health department team walked from Bhushapur on a muddy trail and reached Galgam at around seven in the evening. After getting the mobile network there, the team contacted the sector in-charge Harishankar Dhruv. After they sent an ambulance, the team reached Usoor Community Health Center at 8 pm.