UAE: 88 Indian Nurses Arriving to Help Battle COVID-19

Eighty-eight nurses are due to arrive at Dubai Airport Terminal Two on Saturday night to help the UAE in its bid to defeat the coronavirus.

According to Gulf News, 88 nurses are among the first batch of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and critical care trained nurses to be arriving in the UAE at 8.30 pm tonight.

They are from Kolhapur, Karnataka and Kerala hospitals belonging to the Aster DM Healthcare Group.

This has been a joint effort from the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, India’s Consul General and Ambassadorial offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Aster DM Healthcare Group.

Earlier on Saturday, 180 Indian passengers were repatriated from Sharjah to Lucknow, and the Consul General of India in Dubai tweeted pictures of the nurses coming on a flight in the opposite direction to the Lucknow departees.

“From the other end, nurses from India all set to land in Dubai tonight,” read the tweet. “India-UAE cooperation continues,” it added.

A second tweet read, “A salute to India, UAE and the humanity from the medical workers. We all depend on you. Salute from us as well.”


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