Published on: April 1, 2020

As of this date, there have been two deaths due to Covid 19 in Kerala. And the number of suicides due to alcohol deprivation since the lockdown is six. At least.

While most of us are snugly having a holiday at home, there are many around us in agony. In hell. They include about 600,000 people in Kerala who are addicted to alcohol. Another first for Kerala! We are at the top not only in road traffic accidents and suicides among youth; we have the highest prevalence of alcoholism in the country.

We have comfortably allowed that situation to evolve; the state, that is you and I (we are in a democracy, right?) needed the money from liquor business.

And now that Covid-19 is here, we have pulled the rug from under them. Is there no solution? Our chairman, Dr M. R. Rajagopal writes about it in the most widely newspaper in India:

Click here to read the English version of the article: They are not criminals

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