A daily wage worker from Sircilla in Telangana, who has been diagnosed with cancer while living in Kuwait, has been provided help by Minister for Information Technology KT Rama Rao. The help came after the worker's relative asked for help in a tweet, and tagged the minister. KTR represents Sircilla Assembly constituency.
Chippa Manohar, a Telangana resident had gone to Kuwait to make a living. He was diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing treatment at a hospital.
The Times of India reported that KTR spoke to the external affairs ministry to help Manohar travel back to Hyderabad.
However, it was also reported that Manohar was involved in a penal case in Kuwait.
While some reported that the penal fee was waived by the Kuwaiti government after the minister stepped in, others reported that NGOs raised Rs19 lakh to pay off the fine.
Manohar is expected to reach Hyderabad on Wednesday and he is expected to be admitted to the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) for his treatment.
The Telangana government has also stated that people living in other countries can contact 040-23220603 or firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
(Image credit: Screenshot from The Hindu report)