Injured during PM Modi's security duty: Family of soldier battling death pleads for help!

11:57 AM Jun 12, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

Kalaburagi: Desperate family of a CISF Jawan, who was critically injured by a grenade blast when on securin gan areas in preparation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s April 24 visit to Jammu Kashmir, has pleaded for the government’s help for better medical treatment.


Vithal Shanthappa Waded, of Heerolli Village of Alanda Taluk here, had been attached as a Jawan to the 3rd Army battalion of  Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). He had been deputed to a team for ensuring security arrangements for the PM’s visit.

On April 22, the team came under a terrorist attack while returning to base. In the attack Waded was seriously injured by 2 gunshot wounds and grenade shrapnel.

Vithal Waded, who was an inch from death, went into a coma and was only revived after about a month at the Army hospital. He was also operated on to remove the bullets and shrapnel lodged in his body. However, not all could be removed.

Army doctors said his chances of surviving were minimal. However, the brave soldier had a fight left in him and returned from death’s door.


Worried about his health, the family decided to bring the brave young soldier home and continue his treatment at the  ESM Hospital in Kalaburagi about a week ago.

Kashinath Waded, the brother of the injured soldier says the family is poor and can’t afford to take him to big hospitals in the city. Moreover, the facilities at the ESM hospital are inadequate for Vithal’s treatment.

Due to the shrapnel still wedged in his lungs, his health is precarious and needs advanced care. He needs many more surgeries and the family is unable to arrange the funds needed, Kashinath added.

Kashinath pleaded the help from the government and district administration to save the brave soldier who sacrificed so much for his country.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Kalburagi Yeshwanth Gurukar assured assistance for Vithal Waded’s medical treatment. Arrangements are being made to shift him to a nearby army hospital, the DC told ‘Udayavani’ and added that the district administration will never abandon a brave soldier of the soil.


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