Source: News Bharati English27 Oct 2016 12:54:08
New Delhi, October 27: India never opts out of situation when foreign nationals are asking for help. At a time when Pakistan in indulging in cross-border terrorism; India is setting an example of cross-border brotherhood. One such example was set by External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj when she sent a helping hand to foreign nationals from Indonesia seeking medical treatment in Tamil Nadu.
An Indonesian citizen was in need of help to undergo treatment at a Chennai hospital. Afzal Abdul Razak Akbani from Indonesia was suffering from the liver disease and needed an appointment in Chennai hospital but was facing some problem. His wife Shafiqa Bano contacted Swaraj on twitter seeking help for the treatment of her husband at the Apollo hospital in Chennai city of Tamil Nadu.
Requesting ease for admission at the hospital and medical visa, Shafika urged Union Minister Swaraj for help and informed that her husband is suffering from liver cirrhosis and needs a liver transplant at Apollo hospital of Chennai.
Urging her voice for help from Indonesia, Shafiqa informed that her husband needs treatment for the liver disease for which they need the medical visa. “Indian consulate needs approval from home department. If possible please grant the Medical visa, my husband needs the treatment”, she tweeted.
Also informing that they are not Indian–origin people, she informed Swaraj that they are Indonesian citizen with having previous nationality of Pakistan. “We are Indonesian citizens, previous nationality Pakistan. Will be seeking treatment At Apollo Hospital in Chennai,” she replied to Swaraj on his twitter account.
Sushma pushed full efforts to help and and talked to Indian embassy to take care of the issue. She also urged Shafiqa to contact the Indian embassy in Indonesia and assured that she will be provided full support.