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Missing Indian traced to UAE hospital

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 14:46 IST
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An Indian national who was thought to have gone missing in Dubai three months ago has finally been traced to a hospital here.

Mallesam Madugai, 39, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, has been undergoing treatment for extreme dehydration all this while at the Rashid Hospital, according to a report in the Gulf News.

Durgaiyya, Madugai's uncle who has been working in Dubai for five years, traced his nephew after a long search.

"My wife telephoned me saying that Mallesam is in Dubai and had not kept in touch with his family for the last three months," Durgaiyya told the newspaper.

According to the report, Madugai had borrowed Rs.65,000 in India to pay for his visa. But 15 days after landing in Dubai, people with whom he was staying admitted him to the hospital.

Durgaiyya said that he does not have any clue about who these people were and Madugai is not in a condition to speak at all.

Hospital sources said Madugai has a long way to go before fully recovering.

An Indian social organization, Snehatazvara, has taken up Madugai's case and is preparing to send him back to India in about 10 days.

"Mallesam has his passport copy which will come handy in getting his papers made. If all goes well he will be back with his family," Bobby Joseph, a volunteer for Snehatazvara, told Gulf News.

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