Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sanctioned Rs 3 lakh from the prime minister’s National Relief Fund for treatment of social activist Doris Francis who is suffering from cancer. Francis is admitted to AIIMS hospital in New Delhi.
The PMO said the sanction was granted after it took cognizance of news reports about Francis’ sickness.
“Doris Francis is undergoing treatment at AIIMS, New Delhi. The hospital authorities have been requested to provide utmost care to the patient,” the PMO said in a statement.
The hospital as well as the family members of Francis have been apprised about the grant, it said.
Francis, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district on the outskirts of Delhi, is well known for rendering voluntary services to manage traffic at a busy intersection on a National Highway.
Doris lost her daughter, Niki, eight years ago after a speeding car crashed into their auto-rickshaw. Months later, the grieving mother took up her “post” to ensure no one else suffered a tragic end like Niki.
56-year-old Dorris controlled the traffic at Khoda Colony Cut, which is one of the busiest cuts on NH-24, every morning.