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It took just 12 hours

The call came around 9 am on Wednesday, asking for arrangements to be made to fly the 23-year-old gangrape victim abroad for treatment as well as her parents that very evening. In just 12 hours, after a flurry of calls, including many international ones, everything was finalised to fly the critically ill young woman to Singapore.

‘We had to arrange for passports as they did not have any passport and visas. We had to make all the arrangements in between juggling the visit of the Nepal president (Ram Baran Yadav)... Quite a few calls were made to get everything done,’ an informed source said, requesting anonymity.

There was talk of sending the woman to either Germany or Britain too for treatment but the Singapore hospital, Mount Elizabeth, was settled upon, the source added. Singapore is also nearer, cutting down the flying time for the critically ill patient.

‘After making arrangements with Singapore to send the patient and her parents, we also had to think about where the parents would stay... That was arranged by our mission there,’ the source said.

The victim was flown out to Singapore in an air ambulance late Wednesday night.
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