Doctors, nurses from India fly back to the UAE to fight COVID-19 pandemic

SourceAl Arabiya

Dozens of doctors, nurses and caregivers stranded in India have flown back to the United Arab Emirates with special permission to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The caregivers, all of the UAE’s NMC Healthcare group, had been stranded in their native country due to travel restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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NMC have now flown back dozens of workers in chartered planes to help bring the medical staff back in the UAE’s frontline fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through a chartered eight-seater flight from Mumbai earlier in June, it first flew several lifesavers; a cardiologist, intensivist, critical care and pulmonology expert who, upon arrival, underwent their mandatory quarantine and tests as per national COVID guidelines.

Dr Sanjay Rajdev, a consultant in interventional cardiology at NMC Speciality Hospital, Abu Dhabi, who was one of the passengers on this special chartered flight said: “I find myself incredibly grateful to have been able to more...