Preeti Maheshwari the first Indian victim of pneumonia in China needs Rs. 1 crore for treatment. The Indian Government should pay. As per reports she is suffering from Corona secondary srteptococcal bacterial infection.
Unable to fund Rs. 1 crore needed for the treatment, the family has reached out to the Indian embassy in Beijing and healthcare crowd funding platforms for help, reports the Mint.
The family is also considering shifting her to India for further treatment if needed.
In this situation the Indian Government should take the responsibilities of treatment.
If the same is not done Indians getting corona virus infection or other communicable diseases in China will suppress their information about fever and cough symptoms, take anti fever and anti-cough medicines to dodge the immigration. This will be much more costly to the country than to treat people like Preeti.
Same should be done by all CMAAO countries. Respective NMAs kindly take it up with their respective governments.