This Hero Kerala Fisherman seriously injured during Kerala flood rescue and saved 17 people . Ratnakumar who suffered serious injuries on his stomach and thighs during the ill-fated Kerala Flood rescue mission has been hospitalised to Amrita hospital Kochi since. The family of this fisherman did not get any relief fund from Govt ( till this date),Since Ratnakumar was the sole breadwinner really need your support and help for dailybetter life of their family . Doctors advised him not to go for fishing next 4 months and need bed rest. we are trying to help him to buy 4 cent land and some help for building house. Ratnakumar and his wife do not have any land or house,living with brother family . Ratnakumar is a father of 10 yr old two twin daughters studying in 4th standard
The fishermen, onboard their uncomplicated fishing vessels, navigated through narrow and shallow lanes where the navy and NDRF boats could not reach, brining thousands of people to safety.
Since Ratnakumar was the sole breadwinner, his family including mother, wife and younger brother, are struggling to survive and get him proper medical help. The family also alleged that Ratnakumar was denied proper medical care by a local hospital.
"We took him to the hospital around 1:30 pm in the afternoon. But till 7:00 pm in the evening they did not attend him and even refused to give the scan result as were not able to pay Rs 8,000 at that time. He was on a rescue mission, to save the lives of others, how do you expect him to have that much money with him at that time. Finally in the evening we were told to shift him to the Medical College," Ratnakumar's brother said.
Recognizing the selfless work of the fishermen, the Kerala government had announced that the fuel costs they had incurred will be refunded and Rs 3,000 will be paid as daily remuneration other than the compensation for the damaged boats.
Arattupuzha resident Ratnakumar was one such volunteer who put the lives of his fellow men ahead of his own personal safety.