National Geographic's famed 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula is all set to receive free treatment from Bengaluru's Narayana Hrudayalaya. Currently in Afghanistan, she is expected to come to India for treatment of Hepatitis C from Afghanistan.
Afghan's envoy to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali tweeted to thank India for its gesture. The envoy also thanked Narayana Hrudayalaya for its hospitality and acceptance to treat her free of cost.
While Dr Devi Shetty is out of the country and wasn't available for a comment immediately, sources from the hospital have told OneIndia that the paper work is yet to begin on the same. "We have only had an informal conversation. We were approached by the embassy for Sharbat's treatment and we readily agreed. We are yet to formalise the same", said the source.
The Chief Minister of Karnataka also took to Twitter to commend the hospital for its guesture. The hospital hoever maintains that it has received no communication from Embassy after the initial conversation. "We are yet to receive any papers from the embassy on her health. Only after we receive it can we go ahead with making a plan of action. We will wait for Dr Shetty to return", the source added.