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‘Helping the down and out’- RSS inspired SEVA BHARATI helps 510 Endosulfan victims in Karnataka

Mangaluru, Karnataka. Vinayak Rao’s disability, illness and the resulting helplessness can only be understood by somebody who has experienced similar anguish. Rao of Kanyady village in Beltangady Taluk of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka was only 26 when he got electrocuted, and the injury in his spinal cord left him immobile from waist down. But he did not let his disability become his weakness and today he is helping many others like him. Whether they are victims of endosulfan (a toxic pesticide) poisoning, people with physical and visual disabilities, poor farmers or students. His organisation, Seva Bharati, has helped 510 endosulfan victims up to the age of 65 years in receiving cashless health insurance coverage with a reimbursement ceiling of up to Rs 2 lakh at the first camp organised in November. Under this facility, an endosulfan victim could avail treatment at any hospital. “The patient is not burdened as expenses incurred never crosses the Rs 2 lakh ceiling,” says ben…