Mangaluru, Jun 27: U T Khader, Minister for urban development and housing, has assured help to the family members of a 40-year-old man from his constituency who fell ill in the Gulf a few days ago.
Rehmatullah, originally from Mastikatte near Ullal in Mangaluru taluk, is employed at a glass designing firm in Saudi Arabia since 22 years. However, a few days ago, he fell unconscious after which he has not recovered. While medical reports are yet to be accessed by his caretakers in the hospital, a few media reports have quoted family members of Rehmatullah that he suffers from brain haemorrhage.
Since he hasn’t responded to the week-long treatment in Saudi Arabia, Rehmatullah’s father Ismail U K later made an appeal to minister Khader seeking help to get Rehmatullah home for treatment.
Rehmatullah, who is employed at Riyadh, is also a cricket player and represents a local team in the Arab land. Last Saturday, he had travelled as much as 1,300km to Abha to participate in a cricket tournament.
After a match, as he was seated, Rehmatullah collapsed. His friends Sathish, Fahad and Munna among others rushed him to King Fahad Hospital. As he hasn’t responded until now, the family members sought the help of Khader to get him home and administer medical treatment here.
The minister on Sunday visited the family members and assured help whenever required.
“I have asked a couple of my friends who are employed at Jubail to visit Rehmatullah in the hospital. I have asked them to access the medical reports and mail me a copy. Once I receive them, we will discuss with the doctors here and see what best can be done,” Khader said.
Khader said a person named Suresh Shetty, who is originally from Talapady and is currently employed in Saudi, has taken a week’s leave to take care of Rehmatullah in the hospital.
Khader assures help to Mangalurean who fell unconscious during cricket match in Saudi