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

SourceAl Arabiya
SectorHealthcare
CountryUAE

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 come...read more...