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Delhi: Swaraj facilitates child’s examination by AIIMS doctor

PTI
Published : Dec 31, 2016, 11:47 am IST
Updated : Dec 31, 2016, 11:47 am IST

The mother had earlier tweeted to the minister seeking help to procure medicines for her daughter.

File photo of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: PTI)
 File photo of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday extended help to a woman in getting her daughter who was suffering from 'absence seizures' examined by an AIIMS doctor.

Absence seizures are seizures that generally last just a few seconds, and are characterised by a blank or absent stare.

Swaraj's help to the woman, Monika Mittal Sood, came after she wrote to the Minister on twitter seeking assistance in getting some "critical medicines" for her child from abroad as they are not available in India.

To this, Swaraj said she has spoken to Dr Padma Srivastava at AIIMS and that a wide spectrum of medicines is available to treat her child.

"I have spoken to a reputed physician, Dr Padma Srivastava of AIIMS. There is a wide spectrum of medicines available in India. I can request Dr Padma to examine your child. If a permissible medicine is not available here, we will arrange it from abroad," Swaraj tweeted.

She then asked Sood to send her contact details by direct message so that the arrangements could be made. The Minister, shortly thereafter, tweeted to the woman to "see Dr Padma at the given time".

"AIIMS is our prestigious institution. I am sure your daughter will be well soon," Swaraj said. Happy over Swaraj's help, Sood thanked her.

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