Kaduthuruthy: Here is an example of true compassion from Kuruppanthara.
Kuruppanthara Chirayil Jaymon, whose 14-fleet bus service runs between Kottayam-Ernakulam route, is offering cancer and kidney failure patients travelling to the Kottayam Medical College for treatment a free journey. The deaf, blind and mute also gets a free ride in his buses.
The Malayala Manorama had carried a report about a bus owner in Malappuram who offers free bus rides to patients two weeks ago. Reading this, Jaymon and his family too decided to offer a similar service in their ‘Ave Maria’ buses.
On average, more than 50 cancer and kidney renal failure patients are utilising the free service in their 14 buses, Jaymon said. Differently abled children are also taking benefit of this service.
The decision to offer free service was taken jointly by Jayman, his wife Shiby and children Mariya, Anna and Elsa.
They are also planning to issue a card to patients who are regularly using the service. Jaymon also keeps aside a part of the income from the bus service for the welfare of his employees. This new year, he had distributed textbooks and clothes for his employees' children.
Jaymon said that he will think about offering a free bus ride to every patient who is visiting the medical college for treatment.