Student leader reaches out to a Naga youth with TB in Rajasthan
Kohima, May 22 (EMN): Ishak Konyak, a 23-year-old youth from Nagaland, has been suffering from tuberculosis (TB) for more than a month in Rajasthan.
Konyak, who works as a waiter at Komachi hotel at Alwar district in Rajasthan has lost a significant weight loss after being infected with TB. He has been confined to his accommodation in the hotel since last month.
“Ishak Konyak has been not well since April, so he was resting in the hotel accommodation,” said Asimbe, president of NSUR, while speaking to Eastern Mirror.
Ever since the nationwide lockdown was imposed in view of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Komachi hotel has been sheltering Konyak along with his five other friends from the north-eastern states including Manipur, Nagaland,and Assam.
On receiving information about Konyak’s deteriorating health condition, the Naga Students’ Union Rajasthan (NSUR) credited an amount of INR 2,000 to his account last week.
NSUR president Asimbe, who visited Konyak at the hotel premises on Friday to enquire about his health condition, handed him over a bag of fruits along with an amount of INR 500.
“After seeing his condition, it really tore me down. He is so weak physically; his friend reported to me last Thursday or Friday, and today only I got time to visit him,” he shared.
Asimbe informed this reporter that the management of the hotel was unable to send Konyak for treatment due to the lockdown while the nearby hospitals were converted into designated Covid-19 centres. However, the emaciated Konyak was able to get a check up from a hospital but could not be admitted for further treatment.
Since last week, student leaders have been making calls and updating about his deplorable health condition to the helpline numbers provided by the government of Nagaland.
Asimbe stated that he had called some officials from Nagaland on Friday, wherein he was told that Konyak would be referred to seek treatment in Delhi after consulting with some hospitals.
Meanwhile, Asimbe has acknowledged Suresh Yadav, founder of Oxford International School, who had accompanied him to visit Konyak at Komachi hotel, which is about 70 km from Chatarpurna in Bansur. He also thanked him for providing conveyance and rendering other humanitarian services during the past days.