Thiruvananthapuram: To those who experiencing withdrawal symptoms due to lack of alcohol there is some relief. But this relief is only to those who possess a doctor's prescription. They will get their daily dose with the help of Kerala State Excise department. According to reports, the Kerala State Beverages Corporation (BEVCO) has been given the responsibility to provide liquor to the homes of the needy.

The prescriptions submitted by applicants will be thoroughly checked before allotting liquor. BEVCO will permit 3 litres of alcohol for an applicant for a period of one week. The brand of liquor will be decided based on the stock available.

Six people, mostly youngsters, committed suicide due to non-availability of alcohol in three days, while COVID-19 has so far killed two elderly in the state.

Kerala, a state with one of the largest expatriate population in the country and a large number of Covid-19 patients, fought for over two months to minimise deaths due to Covid-19 virus and has so far been able to restrict it to just two. 

However, within three days of banning the sale of liquor in the state, more than six people, mostly youngsters below 40, have committed suicide.