Sushma Swaraj is one of the most responsive Indian ministers on social media and replies to a number of tweets directly. She has made the country proud time and again by reverting to those in distress including Pakistanis wanting a visa to India for medical treatment and has been thanked by them publicly over social media. On August 14, we had reported that a Pakistani cancer patient who was granted a medical visa to India for treatment thanked Sushma Swaraj on Twitter and said that she was like a mother to her. At that time, our External Affairs Minister had said that India would grant medical visas to Pakistani nationals in case of genuine requirement.
Now, another similar incident of Sushma Swaraj allowing a Pakistani patient to get treated in India has come to light. After Nida Shoaib, a Pakistani woman, sent out wishes for Navratri and requested Sushma Swaraj to help her in getting a medical visa for her 7-year-old daughter who needs open heart surgery in India, our External Affairs Minister was prompt to respond. The woman in her tweet had said that she has been waiting for a visa since August. Nida mentioned that her daughter isn’t even able to carry out regular activities such as attending school or playing and needs surgery urgently.
Nida Shoaib’s tweet grabbed the minister’s attention who responded saying that her daughter will be allowed a visa and wished for her speedy recovery. Nida’s daughter Maha Shoaib will be getting open heart surgery at the Jaypee Hospital in Noida, NCR.
Overwhelmed by the gesture of Sushma Swaraj, 7-year-old Maha Shoib has thanked her in a video. Click here to watch Maha’s video here.