Chhattisgarh: Smita, Chhattisgarh policewomen has more than 719,640 followers on Facebook, who keep track of her every post to see how they can help people in distress.
Smita who joined the police force training in 2011, along with her friends launched a Facebook group in 2014. She decided to help poor people in medical need by making the general public aware of such cases and requesting them to help out with the expenses of the treatment, if possible.
Talking to Hindustan Times, she said, “When I was undergoing police training in 2013, my father, Shiv Kumar Tandi, fell ill and I did not have enough money for his treatment. He too was a constable, but was given compulsory retirement in 2007 after an accident. Eventually, he died in a private hospital. Then, I thought that thousands of people die because of lack of money and decided to help”. She further said that she used to collect money to help patient who need financial help for medical treatment.
Talking about her journey for this wonderful cause, she said, “I decided to take the cause to Facebook. Initially, people did not respond to my posts, but in a month started donating money”.
Revealing her success in this cause, she said, till now she helped about 25 deprived people. She also mentioned that she never count how many people she helped by raising money through Facebook.
Citing one of the cases, she said, 13-year-old daughter of an autorickshaw driver, Dinesh Pratap Singh was suffering from a form of cancer and so, she admitted her to a private hospital.