Woman carried spouse on back for days, finally got disability certificate for him

Woman carried spouse on back for days, finally got disability certificate for him

Mathura: The past few months have seen Vimla Devi dedicatedly carrying her husband on her back to a government health centre everyday, from her home in Gita Vihar near Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura. Her husband Badan Singh’s right leg was amputated after a nerve-related illness.
A free wheelchair from government hospital requires a disability certificate and Vimla has been doing the rounds of the health centre in Mathura for months to get one.
“We went to many different offices but still haven’t got the disability certificate,” Vimla told news agency. What finally paid off for Vimla’s struggle was the heart wrenching image of her carrying husband Badan Singh on her back, widely shared and circulated online. Bhupendra Choudhary, a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, said “It’s shameful in a civilised country.” The minister said he would do his best to help the couple.
Finally, the Chief Medical Officer gave the ‘disability certificate’ to Vimla’s husband Badan Singh on Wednesday. “We are in deep trouble; our financial condition is very bad. We can’t afford a cycle-rickshaw every day,” said Vimla, describing her struggle to get a wheelchair for her husband.