Siliguri, 18th April: GTA chairman Anit Thapa paid a visit to Pahadiya Bhawan, Siliguri to meet 18 year old, Ethena Limbu, a resident of Sikkim.
Ethena came to the Bhawan as the last resort when her landlord at Pradhan Nagar forced her out of the house after she fell ill.
Ethena works at a call center in Sevoke road, and was currently living in a rented apartment at Pradhan Nagar. She had experienced severe headache and had gone to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) for treatment. It was later found that she was suffering from migraine. When she returned from the hospital, she was not allowed to enter her home by her landlord even after showing the doctors diagnosis and prescription.
Leaving her with no other option, she had to go back to NBMCH to get admitted. The next day, with the help of the GTA Help Desk at Siliguri, under the leadership of Binny Sharma, she was discharged from the hospital and given accommodation at the Pahadiya Bhawan. The GTA Helpdesk in Siliguri has been providing her with all the essentials and food.
Today, the GTA Chairman Anit Thapa met her and encouraged her to continue her stay at the Bhawan till the end of the lock down period. He also assured her of all help possible.
After meeting with her, Anit Thapa said, "Sikkim and Darjeeling have a good relationship. This daughter of Sikkim is our own daughter too. Her suffering is our daughter's suffering. To protect her is our utmost responsibility. Till the normalization of the situation she will be under our care and protection. Her parents need not worry about her."
Ethena expressed her gratitude towards the GTA Chairman Anit Thapa and the Helpdesk in- charge Binny Sharma for the timely help meted out to her.