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Bahrain sends back HIV +ve Indian

As per the rules of Bahrain, non-residents with HIV must immediately leave the country.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 14:30 IST

An HIV-infected worker from Andhra Pradesh, who has been living illegally in Bahrain for 15 years, will finally be able to return home after his relatives sent proof of his nationality to the Indian Embassy.

The 46-year-old claims he was unaware that he had the virus that causes AIDS and is now waiting to be reunited with his children and other relatives in Andhra Pradesh.

"The patient's travel document has been issued by the embassy and right now all we are waiting for is the clearance from immigration authorities because he has stayed in Bahrain without any proper documentation for so long," Surya Charitable and Cultural Association general secretary and Indian Community Relief Fund treasurer, KR Nair said.

Last month, the embassy informed his family in India that without a passport or any proof of nationality they would be unable to process a travel document. Under Bahrain rules, non-Bahrainis with HIV must immediately leave the country.

The man, who is currently being cared for at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), claims to have arrived in Bahrain on a free visa in 1991. He added that his Bahraini sponsor had taken his passport away and left him to find work.

"We tried searching for the sponsor, but we were unsuccessful," said Nair. Sources said his condition has improved significantly, but he would require further treatment to control his HIV.

The man is eager to return to India to see his three children, who grew up without him. He was unable to see his wife, who died of cancer four months ago.rom Andhra Pradesh, who has been living illegally in Bahrain for 15 years, will finally be able to return home after his relatives sent proof of his nationality to the Indian Embassy.

The 46-year-old claims he was unaware that he had the virus that causes AIDS and is now waiting to be reunited with his children and other relatives in Andhra Pradesh.

"The patient's travel document has been issued by the embassy and right now all we are waiting for is the clearance from immigration authorities because he has stayed in Bahrain without any proper documentation for so long," Surya Charitable and Cultural Association general secretary and Indian Community Relief Fund treasurer, KR Nair said.

Last month, the embassy informed his family in India that without a passport or any proof of nationality they would be unable to process a travel document. Under Bahrain rules, non-Bahrainis with HIV must immediately leave the country.

The man, who is currently being cared for at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), claims to have arrived in Bahrain on a free visa in 1991. He added that his Bahraini sponsor had taken his passport away and left him to find work.

"We tried searching for the sponsor, but we were unsuccessful," said Nair.

Sources said his condition has improved significantly, but he would require further treatment to control his HIV.

The man is eager to return to India to see his three children, who grew up without him. He was unable to see his wife, who died of cancer four months ago.