Sunday, December 5, 2010
AUTHORITIES have finally identified an Asian man who lost his memory after being knocked down in a road accident five months ago.
The victim, whose name and nationality had remained a mystery, suffered post traumatic amnesia and could not recall simple details such as his country of birth.
He was also diagnosed with aphasia, meaning he lost the ability to speak.
But thanks to the intervention of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), officials were able to identify him within minutes.
They have refused to reveal his full details, but he has been identified as Indian Ramasamy, 42.
He is understood to have been living here illegally since 2004 when the factory he was working for closed down.
The patient was being treated in the BDF Hospital in Riffa and the hospital had failed to get anywhere despite an exhaustive search for answers.
However, once LMRA officials stepped in they were able to identify him within minutes using a fingerprint device linked to its database of expatriates.
"The LMRA was able to get his details within eight minutes from among nearly half a million expatriates," it said in a statement sent to the GDN....next
Posted by iRDMuni at 9:37 AM