Muazzem Ali visits ailing freedom fighters at Army Hospital in Delhi


New Delhi, Dec 26, 2018 (BSS)- Bangladesh High Commissioner in New Delhi Syed Muazzem Ali visited a group of Bangladeshi freedom fighters who are receiving free medical treatment at the Army Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday.

He talked with the freedom fighters, aged between 60 and 70, and enquired about their ailments and the treatment they are getting, said a press release of Bangladesh High Commission in India today.

A total of 28 ailing freedom fighters arrived in India last week while 13 of them got admitted in the Army Hospital in New Delhi and another 15 are receiving treatment in another army hospital in Pune.

The expenses of the treatment are being borne by the Indian government, it added.

In April 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India will provide free medical treatment to 100 freedom fighters of the 1971 Bangladesh War of Liberation.

The gesture came at a “Sammanona” programme where visiting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina personally honoured the families of some Indian soldiers who died fighting against the Pakistani troops during the nine-month liberation war.

During their meeting with the High Commissioner the freedom fighters expressed satisfaction at the treatment and care they are receiving in the hospital for their ailments related to complications from stroke, prostrate, diabetes and partial paralysis.

The High Commissioner said as a freedom fighter himself he also understand their feelings.

The envoy was accompanied by Defense Adviser Brig Gen Abul Kalam Mohammad Ziaur Rahman and Head of Chancery AFM Zahid-Ul-Islam.