Nepali youth suffering from medical condition rescued in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


January 24, 2022


Nepali youth suffering from medical condition rescued in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The recused Nepali youth receives medical attention in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

KATHMANDU: A Nepali youth suffering from a medical condition for the past 18 months has been rescued in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

After his rescue, Ayush Rana of Jajarkot was admitted to Al Abeer Hospital in Jeddah.

Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha took the initiative to rescue and treat Rana after a video of suffering of a Nepali youth did rounds on various media and social media.

Minister Shrestha, after watching the video, inquired upon the Consulate General of Nepal in Jeddah about the youth in the video. Subsequently, a team led by consulate’s labor attaché Prem Upadhyay gained information about the youth’s condition and admitted him to a local hospital for treatment.

According to Upadhyay, eight Nepalis, including the sick Rana, had been stranded in the foreign land and the consulate has been provisioning their food for the past several months. One of the eight Nepalis has already returned to Nepal while the other six are to return to Nepal Tuesday.

The consulate also secured air ticket for Rana to return to the country but his exit visa would take some time as Rana’s case is under local police jurisdiction, said Upadhyay.

Consul General Shatrudhan Pokharel said that the Consulate General had written to Immigration on Sunday to arrange for Rana’s return to Nepal citing his medical condition.

Rana reach Saudi Arabia on December 16, 2019, through New World Overseas Manpower in Lalitpur. He had been suffering from an epilepsy-like condition for the past 18 months.