Indian community forum Punarjani Qatar recently repatriated four low income workers who were undergoing treatment at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) hospitals.
Rashid Qassim, 38, hailing from Alappuzha district, Kerala, was hospitalised after a stroke left him paralysed. He was later shifted to Enaya for long term treatment and received excellent care. Punarjani made arrangements for his travel with a supporting staff nurse and respiratory technician for ventilator.
The forum also facilitated an emergency passport, financial help and ambulance service from Kochi Airport to a hospital. Qassim was received by his father and other family members at Kochi airport.
Nandnanan Ponoly Velayudhan, a 59-year- old from Kodakara, Thrissur district of Kerala was repatriated by Punarjani. Velayudhan was hospitalised in Qatar in January 2021 with health complications including diabetes and other lifestyle diseases. After initial treatment he was shifted to Rumailah Hospital.
As his passport was missing, Punarjani arranged an Emergency Certificate and other required documentation for repatriation to India. Also arrangements were made for his transportation, accompanying person, ambulatory services from Kochi airport to his home at Kodakara.
The third person to be helped by Punarjani was Ajith Perumal, a 33-year-old from Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu. He had suffered injuries to his head and legs after a fall at his accommodation. After a few weeks of treatment at a HMC hospital, Perumal decided to go to India for further care. Punarjani arranged a ticket and wheelchair and his relative Jeevanathan accompanied him.
Nandu Gupta, from Gopalganj district in Bihar, was the fourth person repatriated by Punjarjani. He was suffering from epilepsy, tuberculous, meningitis and other diseases. The forum identified a hospital in Gorakhpur, received an acceptance letter for his treatment for two weeks and he will later to be shifted to his own residence. Punarjani made all arrangements for his departure to his native place for further treatment.