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Fight against COVID-19: Second batch of Indian medical team arrive in UAE

Abu Dhabi: The second team of health workers, all from Kerala landed UAE to help in the fight against COVID-19 on Wednesday morning. The team of 105 healthcare workers comprising of critical care nurses, doctors, and paramedics landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport on a specially chartered Etihad aircraft.

An initiative of VPS Healthcare, the team members will be working in the critical care unit of various COVID-19 hospitals supporting the nation’s combat against the pandemic, according to Gulf News.

The arrival of the medical team in the UAE was facilitated by the Indian Embassy, Department of Health, and UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Earlier this month, the first group of 88 medics had flown to UAE to help in the battle against coronavirus.

UAE had sought medical team from India for COVID-19 assistance. Indian Ambassador to UAE Pavan Kapoor said, “This is an excellent example of how our strategic partnership with the UAE is being implemented on the ground in the area of health care.”

 

(Inputs from Gulf News)

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