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Photo courtesy of AirMed International A seriously ill infant is transported aboard an AirMed International flight in this undated photo. A similarly outfitted flight would be needed to transport comatose Pakistani student Muhammad Shahzaib Bajaw Duluth, Minn., to his homeland, an AirMed spokeswoman said.

Pakistani officials want comatose student to stay


By John Lundy

Forum News Service

DULUTH — Pakistani officials agree with the family of comatose Pakistani student Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa that he should remain at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment.

“That’s what we have said is give this boy a chance, because definitely the medical facilities here are much better than in Pakistan,” said Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, the Pakistani general consul in Chicago.

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