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India green-lights UAE, Kuwait request for ex-military doctors & Nurses



India green-lights UAE, Kuwait request for ex-military doctors & Nurses

The Government has given an in-principle approval to request from Kuwait and the UAE to send Indian Doctors and paramedics to help the two Guld countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Hindustan Times reported.

Kuwait was once the primary one to hunt Indian scientific help previous this month when Top Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah known as Top Minister Narendra Modi. The Indian Air Drive had then flown a 15-member navy speedy reaction staff.

This team was wrapping up-it returned on Monday- New Delhi received the request for the medical teams. They were very impressed with the rapid response team, an official said.

Another request for Indian Healthcare personnel had come in from the UAE. There are also similar requests pending from Mauritius and Comoros, the archipelago off Africa’s east coast Comoros, that are battling the disease.

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Different Gulf international locations have additionally sounded out New Delhi that they would wish Indian scientific help and are anticipated to ship formal requests in a while.

Ins response, the top official said, an in-principle has been taken to allow retired military doctors, nurses and technicians to travel to UAE and Kuwait to start with.

Others, the government has okayed short-term deployment of the military’s rapid response teams. these self-contained teams comprise military doctors, nurses and other paramedics.

The international ministry and the militia are nonetheless figuring out the mechanics of the way the scientific groups for Kuwait and UAE can be constituted.

“Retired navy healthcare execs – docs, nurses, lab technicians – who’re in a position to soak up this task, can decide to assist the Gulf international locations,” the official stated.

On an average, a top military official told Hindustan Times, about 100 doctors, 30-40 nurses and a few hundred paramedics retire from the Army Medical Corps every year.

Because it shouldn’t have been conceivable to spare serving executive docs right now, the verdict makes an attempt to handle the pressing wishes of the Gulf international locations with out compromising with the healthcare necessities of folks in India.

PM Modi and International Minister S Jaishankar, who’ve gained a large number of requests for Indian help from Gulf international locations over the Covid-19, had previous ordered officers to prioritise approvals to their requests for dispatch of thousands and thousands of paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine drugs.

Another 22.7 million units of paracetamol were also cleared for Kuwait and the UAE before the government lifted export controls on the medicine on 17 April. Some more consignments of paracetamol were subsequently cleared for the two countries, apart from Iraq and Yemen.

Medical Assistance to Gulf countries

UAE – 428 lakh HCQ tablets, 10 tonnes of HCQ active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), 220 million paracetamol tablets
Kuwait – 7.7 million paracetamol tablets, injections etc
Bahrain – 15 lakh HCQ tablets
Jordan – 0.5 tonnes of HCQ API
Oman – 10 lakh HCQ tablets
Qatar – 80,000 HCQ tablets
Saudi Arabia – 0.52 tonnes of HCQ API

Via: Hindustan Times