Drabu, Rahul Gandhi visit pellet victims at AIIMS

Drabu, Rahul Gandhi visit pellet victims at AIIMS

NEW DELHI, JULY 27: On the directions of the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today visited Safdarjung Eye Centre at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here to enquire about the welfare of five Kashmiri youth including a girl, who are undergoing treatment for pellet injuries.

Those undergoing treatment at AIIMS include Insha of Sedhou, Shopian, Asif Ahmad Sheikh of Sopore, Junaid Ahmad of Qazigund and Firdous Ahmad Dar of Sopore.

The Minister was told that all the medical expenses and food was being provided free of cost to the patients and their attendants in AIIMS.

Assuring all possible support from the State Government, the Minister assured the relatives of the injured youth that the Government would come up with a special rehabilitation plan for young men and women who have been disabled in recent law and order situation.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the AIIMS here to enquire about the condition of five Kashmiri patients admitted with severe eye injuries from pellet guns, hospital authorities said.

Rahul Gandhi reached All India Institute of Medical Sciences around 4.30 p.m. and was there for half an hour. He enquired about the treatment of the five Kashmiri patients.

“Rahul Gandhi met the patients and inquired about their ongoing eye treatment. He was explained about the condition of the patients by the doctors,” a senior hospital authority told IANS.

The five Kashmiris, including a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, were admitted to AIIMS on July 23.

The five are among the many who have suffered pellet injuries during the protests in the Kashmir Valley, following the death of militant Burhan Wani earlier this month.

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