Murugan, the 47-year old bachelor from Nagarcoil, Tamil Nadu did not know he would die in a few days when he came to Kerala as a refugee daily wage laborer. This man came to Kottiyam in Kollam and was residing there since the last few days. He worked as a milkman.
According to the staff of the ambulance that carried Murugan from hospital to hospital seeking treatment, Murugan traveled 120 kilometers and experienced 8 longest and most painful hours of his life before succumbing to injuries. Murugan was riding pillion on a bike with his friend at 10 PM when a car hit them. The city policemen took them to the first hospital where Murugan’s friend was admitted and Murugan was diagnosed with brain haemorrhage and advised to visit a better hospital. Thereafter, “Life Save Emergency Ambulance Service” took him to four other hospitals in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram where he was denied treatment citing various reasons such as absence of a ventilator or a neurosurgeon or a bystander. And, Murugan died at 6:30 AM.
My prime motive for putting this thing on my blog is, what is the first thing that comes to your mind after having read the above paragraphs? Well, the first thing that came to my mind was, what wrong did Murugan do that his fate offered him such a terrible goodbye? What was God doing all this time? The most important question, *DOES GOD EXIST AT ALL?*
After witnessing such happenings, my answer to the last question would be no. Humans dying out of human negligence. Seriously? The humanity that, we, the “so-called” humans talk about, where has it gone? Are we so selfish and inhumane to let our counterpart die? I, myself, am a believer of God. But such things make me think otherwise. Such things make me cringe.
The Gods WERE sleeping. Had They been awake, even Murugan would have been awake. But, why am I blaming the God? They say, the God resides in each one of us. Is this how we showcase the God inside us? One amongst us lets another one amongst us die citing silly reasons.
My reader, the purpose of this blog is to ignite or nourish the humaneness in you. Don’t lose the humanity we have inside us. That is what makes us HUMANS. Don’t let the ego or the selfishness inside us destroy the human inside us. If our counterpart is in need of help, we should try and help him/her in the best possible way. Just like the driver of the ambulance that carried Murugan to every hospital, sacrificed his night’s sleep, we can also do something for the needy people out there, provided, we are willing.