Sushma Swaraj grants medical visa to Pak’s ailing baby Eman

On Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj granted a medical visa to a 7-year-old girl from Pakistan for undergoing an open heart surgery, after the girl’s mother, Nida Shoaib tweeted to Swaraj that the visa application is still awaited, even though they submitted the papers in August. The Minister, responding to daughter's mother who appealed for help, also tweeted, "We also pray for her early recovery"

Sushma Swaraj grants medical visa to Pak's ailing baby Eman

Despite tensions between the two countries, India has granted visa to a Pakistani girl to undergo treatment for her heart condition. Earlier, four-year-old Rohan’s father Kanwal Sadiq through twitter appealed to External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in May, seeking medical visa to India for the infant’s surgery. Rohan had received medical visa for a life saving heart surgery in India after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had intervened.

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A 7-year-old baby girl Eman, who lives in Karachi, is suffering from a heart ailment. He will be treated in Jaypee Hospital, Noida. Her mother Nida Shoaib had submitted the visa papers in the month of August. But since they didn’t get the visa, Shoaib appealed to Sushma Swaraj through twitter.

Nida Shoaib tweeted “She can’t do anything nor going to school she missed her school friends. She doesn’t able to run having 60 per cent saturation, don’t she deserve healthy life.”

Taking cognizance of the tweets, the minister responded, “Yes, we are allowing Visa for your 7 years old daughter’s open heart surgery in India. We also pray for her early recovery.”


Jaypee hospital’s, Dr Rajesh Sharma had written a letter to the officials of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan in August, regarding baby Eman’s condition.

In August, on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day, the minister assured a Pakistani woman suffering from cancer that she would be granted a visa for treatment in India.