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Dubai hospital waives Telangana worker’s Rs 3.4 crore bill, helps him fly back | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: A hospital in Dubai has waived Rs 3.4 crore hospitalisation bill and also facilitated the travel of an Indian worker from Telangana back home for further medical treatment. The 53-year-old Katla Ganga Reddy was flown in an air ambulance straight from the airport to the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) at Panjagutta on Friday after a flight from Dubai to Hyderabad landed with the patient at RGIA.
Gulf Workers Protection Committee (GWPC) president Gundella Narasimha told TOI that with the intervention of the Consulate General of India (CGI) Dubai, not only was the hospital bill waived by the hospital, it also provided an additional amount of Rs 4.40 lakh for airlifting him from the Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, where he was admitted at to the airport, and then from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad to NIMS, Panjagutta.
“The Consulate is happy to assist Ganga R K who was undergoing treatment in Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai since December, 2020. After 9 months of hospital stay, he was safely repatriated to Hyderabad, India today in a stretcher facility along with a nurse escort,” CGI Dubai said in a tweet on Friday.
Ganga Reddy, who hails from Suddapalli village in Pagadapalli mandal of Jagtial, had been working in Dubai as a labourer for a company. On December 25, 2020, Ganga Reddy fell ill and was taken to the hospital. Doctors examined him and said he had suffered a paralytic stroke. For six months, Ganga Reddy was in coma. “It’s only in recent months that he began to show some signs of coming into consciousness and it was decided to shift him to Hyderabad,” Gundella Narasimha said.

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