Sunday, January 05, 2020

Telugu woman fallen sick in mid-air dies in Saudi

Jeddah: The Telugu woman passenger, who was fallen sick in mid-air on her way home from the US and for whom flight made an emergency landing in Saudi Arabia last week, has succumbed to heart attack on Saturday.

60-year old Bala Nagamma of Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh was returning to India from New York through an airline flight last week. Abu Dhabi bound flight from the USA had to make an emergency landing in Riyadh after she complained of unwell in the mid-air.
The medical team at the airport responded quickly to the emergency and she was rushed to a local hospital in Riyadh where she was admitted.

Nagamma condition was stable and the family was planning to make travel arrangements to back home India, however, she has passed away on Saturday morning, said sources.

Most of the NRIs purchase cheaper tickets for their beloved ones which not covering the health insurance of passengers. The unforeseen tragedies can only compound their woes.

It is noteworthy to mention that Nagamma ticket also not covered by health insurance and her medical bill in an unexpected stopover in Saudi Arabia is a huge one, according to sources. The dead body can be released only after the settlement of the bill.
04/01/20  Irfan Mohammed/Skiasat Daily
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