UP labourer in Oman dead, says Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A labourer from Uttar Pradesh, who had gone to Oman for a job and fell ill and went into a coma, has died, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.

“I am sorry Shri Bhiku Prasad is no more. He was in a state of coma in a hospital in Oman. His mortal remains will be sent to his family in Village Kusmahi PO Ramkola Distt Kushinagar UP. @yadavakhilesh,” Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet, which she also marked it to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

“His mortal remains will be sent to his family in village Kusmahi PO Ramkola Distt Kushinagar UP,” she said in another tweet.

Sushma Swaraj had on Monday tweeted about a media report in Oman on Prasad.

Earlier media reports said Prasad was on a visit visa to Oman for three months to find a job. He had collapsed three days after getting a job but his papers were not complete.

He had not received his “labour card” when he collapsed at work, the reports said, adding the India government had then assured to bear his medical expenses.

“Bhiku Prasad – Yes. We are bearing his expenses because he is in Indian national,” Sushma Swaraj had tweeted on Tuesday.

In another tweet, she also had said, while India wanted to fly Bhiku Prasad back home but “Oman doctors have denied permission”.



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