Combating coronavirus: 57 more medics from India arrive in Dubai to help fight Covid-19
A team of 57 medics from India touched down in Dubai on early Sunday morning to join the UAE's battle against the coronavirus
A team of 57 medics from India touched down in Dubai on early Sunday morning to join the UAE's battle against the coronavirus.
The UAE Embassy in India tweeted that the embassy has obtained necessary approvals for travel of three groups of medical staff belonging to Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Ambulance and Aster Healthcare, from Cochin to Dubai.
"As an extension of efforts of @UAEembassyIndia & UAE's keenness to fight COVID19 the embassy obtained necessary approvals from Indian authorities for travel of 3 groups of medical staff of @DHA_Dubai @Dubai_Ambulance @ASTERHealthcare of 57 healthcare workers from Cochin to Dubai," the UAE embassy tweeted on Saturday.
Among the three groups, 21 medics are from Aster DM Healtchare and Medcare who were working in the UAE but got stranded in India during their vacation.
"The returning Aster and Medcare medical staff from India would strengthen our efforts to provide quality care to Covid-19 patients in UAE. They would join the batch of 88 critical care medics who arrived in Dubai earlier and are actively involved in UAE government's efforts to provide the best care to Covid-19 patients," said Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare
Combating coronavirus: 57 more medics from India arrive in Dubai to help fight Covid-19 (KT24274614.PNG)Photo: Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare
"We are thankful to the UAE government, Dubai Health Authority, UAE Embassy in India and Indian Consulate in Dubai for undertaking all the measures to expedite their safe return," she added.
The first batch of Aster medics handpicked from the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra reached Dubai in May and are currently serving in various Covid facilities in Dubai.
Another batch of 105 medics including critical care nurses, doctors and paramedics from VPS Heathcare in India had also arrived in Abu Dhabi last month on a specially chartered Etihad flight.
Indian ambassador to the UAE Pavan Kapoor said it reflects the close cooperation between India and UAE and their collective effort in fighting the pandemic.
"This is an excellent example of how our strategic partnership with UAE is being implemented on the ground in the area of health care," said Pavan Kapoor, India's ambassador to the UAE.