New Delhi, June 18
The Delhi High Court noted on Friday that the Center was taking proactive steps to provide all possible assistance to a mother who requested instructions to provide medical assistance and oversee the treatment of her son suffering from a health issue involving his life in danger in Australia.
The court was informed by the Center that the visa approval and travel exemption form, required due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, has been granted by the Australian Embassy to the mother.
“In view of the above, I find that the government is taking proactive measures in this area. The motion in brief is handled with freedom for the petitioner to file a new petition if necessary, ”said Judge Navin Chawla.
Central government permanent lawyer Ajay Digpaul informed the court that although the woman was granted visa and travel exemption, they have now received a new request from the family seeking to organize the repatriation of the woman. son in India.
He said the government was looking into the issue and offering all possible help to the family.
Lawyer Gurinder Pal Singh, representing the woman, said repatriation of the son is an alternative prayer given that there are no flights to Australia and even after visa clearance the mother does not will not be able to get there.
The Center also told the court that the Indian Consulate was investigating the case and that three officers were dedicated to providing the best possible help and that a doctor of Indian origin was also invited to visit. to the patient in hospital in Australia.
The woman, a widow, has requested instructions from the Foreign Office (MEA) to provide all medical assistance and oversee the treatment of her son who is hospitalized in Melbourne with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis and is in a critical situation.
The woman, Inderjeet Kaur, said her son Arshdeep Singh went to Australia in 2018 to pursue higher education on a student visa and on June 9, 2021, she learned that he had been admitted to a hospital there.
She said she had previously applied with a relative for an emergency visa and had requested instructions from the MEA to provide them with assistance and facilitate them in obtaining a tourist visa from the high- Australian police station, so that she can get there as soon as possible to take care of her son.
The plea says they have also submitted their required travel exemption approval form due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
He said that despite the extreme urgency, the petitioners had heard nothing about their visa applications and there had been no response from the Australian High Commission in India or the MEA. PTI