Doha, Jul 24: Karnataka Sangha & Punarjani Qatar have successfully repatriated Jayakumar Kudlu, 59-years- old, patient hailing from Mangaluru. Jayakumar was in treatment at HMC & Rumaillah Hospital for 1 year for various illnesses.
Since Jayakumar needed to be transported in stature with accompanying medical assistance on the flight, only Qatar Airways was possible from Doha, since Qatar Airways has no direct flight service to Mangaluru Airport, the nearest airport to choose was either Calicut or Bangaluru.
Main hurdle was to arrange local transportation from those airports to his native place and by considering many factors, we decided to take him to Bangaluru.
The president of Karnataka Sangha Qatar Mahesh Gowda and vice president of ICC, Subramanya Hebbagelu requested Dr Sudhakar, honorable minister of Medical Education and Health of Karnataka, Government of Karnataka for arranging an ambulance service along with a doctor from the health ministry of Government of Karnataka, to transport Jayakumar from Bangaluru Airport to Mangaluru Hospital. This morning, Jayakumar Kudlu was received by his brother and brother-in-law at Bangaluru Airport and taken to the hospital in Mangaluru for his further treatment.
Karnataka Sangha thanks minister Dr Sudhakar for timely approval, D Randeep IAS, commissioner and Dr Bhargavi MS, deputy director (HET) , Health and Family Welfare Services, Arogya Soudha, Government of Karnataka for coordinating this repatriation, MP Sumalatha's office for always directing us the right officers for NRI issues, Ravi Hegde, editor in chief at Kannada Prabha for supporting us in this occasion, Lakshmamma P, member secretary, NRI Forum, Karnataka for following up with various departments.
The staff and management of Hamad Medical Corporation and Rumala Hospital deserve the appreciation from the community for their dedication to the wellness of this patient for more than a year. Also the Embassy of India is always supporting the Indian community, We appreciate Punarjani, an NGO helping to repatriate patients from Doha to India, did a very good job in co-ordinating with the hospitals and arranging transportation, and past general secretary of Karnataka Sangha Muralidhar Rao for co-ordinating with the family and updating the status of his health since 1 year.
President Karnataka Sangha Mahesh Gowda says "We appreciate the response of Govt of Karnataka in this case and also looking forward for the same kind of timely support for NRI issues in coming days"
Jaykumar’s brother Surya “I, my sister-in-law and children thank all the support personally and the government help for repatriation, and we pray god bless them all.”