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Mangalurean man, ill in Saudi to be extended help

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Mangaluru, June 26, 2018: Minister for urban development and housing U T Khader has assured help to the family members of a 40-year-old man who fell ill in the Gulf recently.

Rehmatullah, originally from Mastikatte in Ullal, is employed at a glass designing firm in Saudi Arabia since 22 years. However, a few days ago, he fell unconscious post which he has not recovered. While medical reports are yet to be accessed by his caretakers in the hospital, a few media reports have quoted family members of Rehmatullah that he suffers from brain haemorrhage.

Since he hasn’t responded to the week-long treatment in Saudi Arabia, Rehmatullah’s father Ismail U K later made an appeal to minister Khader seeking help to get Rehmatullah home for treatment.

Rehmatullah, who is employed at Riyadh, is also a cricket player and represents a local team in the Arab land. On June 16, Saturday, he had travelled as much as 1,300km to Abha to participate in a cricket tournament. After a match, as he was seated, Rehmatullah collapsed. His friends Sathish, Fahad and Munna among others rushed him to King Fahad Hospital. As he hasn’t responded until now, the family members sought the help of Khader to get him home and administer medical treatment here.

The minister on June 24, Sunday visited the family members and assured help.

“I have asked a couple of my friends who are employed at Jubail to visit Rehmatullah in the hospital. I have asked them to access the medical reports and mail me a copy. Once I receive them, we will discuss with the doctors here and see what best can be done,” Khader stated.

Khader said a person named Suresh Shetty, who is originally from Talapady and is currently employed in Saudi, has taken a week’s leave to take care of Rehmatullah in the hospital.