DT: An Indian Embassy representative Santosh Pillai, along with social workers, yesterday visited George Freddy — the Indian worker who had been injured badly in a fall.
DT had yesterday reported about Mr Freddy’s plight and his wish to return to India to his family. The report also stated that he was a little anxious about meeting his wife on account of his injuries.
Mr Pillai, however, said Mr Freddy was fine; he just needed plenty of bed rest.
“We were informed that his employer had forcibly got him discharged from the hospital before he completely recovered. But that was not the case. The Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) had discharged him after providing the necessary treatment. They have advised completed bed rest,” Mr Pillai told DT.
Mr Pillai and social worker John Phillip also took Mr Freddy to the hospital for a second opinion. The SMC medical staff checked him and advised plenty of rest. His injuries are not life threatening, but they are severe enough to cause immense pain, Mr Pillai said. “I have given him my telephone number just in case.”
Mr Freddy had received his injuries in a fall from a ladder, while cleaning windows of his employer’s home. Even though he works as a driver, his job also comprises gardening and cleaning windows among other things.
Mr Freddy claimed his injuries had left him impotent and he feared marital problems. However, he added that he was eager to return home and heal faster.
The first time DT spoke to him, Mr Freddy sounded depressed. When asked the reason behind his sad state, he said he felt lonely because of being bed ridden. He was also distressed that he had to depend on someone else even to visit the bathroom.
Mr Freddy said he prayed a lot and hoped God would get him out of his predicament soon.