Riyadh: A five-year-old girl died on the way to Hyderabad after falling sick in mid-air and the body was repatriated home from Muscat on Monday.
Yedapalli Yashiwini took ill on the flight on her way to Hyderabad from Kuwait in a Kuwait based airlines. The aircraft in which she was flying to Hyderabad, along with her mother and two years old sibling, made an emergency landing in the Oman capital after she complained of discomfort.
The girl was suffering from ailments for the last few weeks and was left for Hyderabad for treatment on Thursday evening by Jazeera Airways flight from Kuwait to Hyderabad but Yashwini ’s health deteriorated in mid-air, said family sources.
The medical team that attended to her at the Oman airport made all its effort to save the patient and rushed her to the Royal Hospital where she was declared brought dead.
The grief-stricken family was in state of shock as the father was in Kuwait and mother along with her two year old son was in shock in new country of Oman. The parents hail from Rajampet in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh.
The family approached prominent social worker Nalli Haribabu, who helped family complete local legal procedures. Meanwhile, Yashwini’s father also flew from Kuwait to Oman.
The mortal remains of Yashwini was repatriated on Monday.
Sick patients are required to intimate airlines about condition of their health to ensure airlines eqiupe necessary medical care in the aircraft.
However, many Telugu NRIs opting not to inform the same to airlines to avoid expensive airfare known as stretcher case where it accepted only after clearance from Medical Services Department of airlines.