Twitter medical visa appeal strikes chord with minister
Pakistani baby granted permission to enter India for heart treatment
After an appeal on Twitter, India will allow a Pakistani baby to enter the country for medical treatment.
The baby’s father, Ken Sid, asked Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on social media last week to allow his three-month-old son into the country for heart treatment, and the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Friday issued visas to the ailing infant and his family.
Sid tweeted: “He does not even know what is happening between India and Pakistan.”
No. The child will not suffer. Pls contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 31, 2017
After receiving the visas, Ken tweeted:
It is heartening to see humanity prevailing despite many differences. Thank you all for your efforts.
God Bless everyone!
— Ken Sid (@KenSid2) June 1, 2017
Due to a lack of medical facilities, Pakistanis frequently travel to India for medical treatment.