A 38-year-old man is dying from heart failure after being denied treatment under UK immigration rules, prompting renewed criticism of the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ policies.
Nasar Ullah Khan has been living in the UK for nine years and is suffering from a serious heart condition which deteriorated into a terminal illness, but he was told he was not eligible for a potentially life-saving transplant because he does not have leave to remain in the country.
The Pakistani citizen has now launched a fundraising appeal to help his wife and two young sons visit him before he dies, but their visa is still being processed and the family believes it is unlikely it will be granted in time.
He is one of hundreds of patients who have been denied treatment for serious health problems after ministers forced the NHS to impose upfront charges on migrants deemed ineligible for free healthcare.
Now he’s been told that he will be charged before he can receive end-of-life care. He was handed his first invoice for £16,000 on New Year’s Eve, days after he was told he would probably die within a month. The payment for hospital treatment already received is due at the end of January.
Khan has just found out that a bill for care was sent to his brother’s house a few days ago amounting to £32,313.
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