Executive Summary of EL Zakzaky’s Health Treament in India:
- Shiites leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has reportedly lamented the situation at the Indian hospital he is on admission.
- The Shiites leader was said to have described the condition as pathetic and worrisome situation
- El-Zakzaky also alleged that the management of Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, had been threatened not to admit him for treatment.
The Full News:
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiite group, has reportedly lamented his situation at Indian hospital, describing it as “pathetic and worrisome situation”.
According to the Shiite leader, conditions at the Indian hospital he was taken to is worse than that of Nigeria. Premium Times reports that El-Zakzaky stated this in an audio message recorded in Hausa language.
“On getting to the hospital, we are placed under a tighter security situation worse than what we have been witnessing in Nigeria. We are currently more confined than when we were in Nigeria, worse than prison setting,” he said.
Reacting to the allegations, the India High Commission in Abuja said there was “no condition” attached to the pair’s medical request or “ultimatum by India” for them to leave the country. The commission was responding to inquiries from some Nigerians via its Twitter handle – @india_nigeria. “Please be assured that medical treatment at reputed Indian hospitals is provided to consenting patients, as per medical norms. “Protocol and safety steps are taken as necessary. There is no condition or ultimatum by India,” the commission tweeted.
It also denied reports that Indian police and security services are collaborating with Nigerian security services to confine the Shiites leader and his wife. “Such reports are not true. India has always been responsive to humanitarian requests. Medical treatment request was received from both the patient and the government of Nigeria, and we readily agreed. No other connotation should be attached to the matter,” the commission said.