Former president of the India Association, Hong Kong, Mohan Chugani, who has been attempting to help those stranded in India said, “I don’t believe it takes this long to organise. So many other countries have managed to get their residents out of India already.
People would rather get infected in Hong Kong than in India to be honest, as the medical service in Hong Kong is many times better than in India.” “We’re not just talking about Hong Kong residents but also people with Hong Kong passports.
The question remains, why was it so easy to bring back residents from Wuhan or anywhere else? Every other government is doing it for their citizens,” a source in Rajasthani Samaj of Hong Kong said. Around 3,000 permanent resident of Hong Kong are stranded in India.
Shobana Vaswani, who is one of them, said, “I had come to visit my relatives in Rajasthan, I came to Mumbai for a short visit, now I am neither in Hong Kong nor in Rajasthan. We started reaching out (to the Hong Kong government) at the end of March.
There has been no committed response. She said they keep telling her the ‘exact same thing’ which is to “Call 1868 -- an emergency hotline for Hong Kong residents -- and to be patient.”