Covid 19 13 May 2020
To Help UAE Fight Covid-19 Pandemic 88 Indian Nurses Reach Dubai
A total of 88 Indian nurses flew to Dubai to help the UAE government fight the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The batches of medical professionals were welcomed at the airport with flowers by the officials.
Among the 88 nurses, 60 are trained in critical care work in various hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare. They also specialize in handling Intensive Care Units (ICU). The medical professionals that landed in Dubai on Saturday hail from the Indian states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Kerala.
As per the news report in Khaleej Times, the medical professionals will have to remain in quarantine for two weeks. Once the quarantine period gets over, they will be allotted specific duties.
The decision to send medical professionals to the UAE by India is meant to further strengthen the ties between the two counties.
India’s ambassador to the UAE, Pavan Kapoor said that the move is likely to greatly strengthen the ties and long-standing friendship between the two countries. He was quoted saying “India and the UAE are showing how a strategic partnership translates into concrete cooperation on the ground in dealing with this pandemic. Helping a friend in need is the motto of cooperation between our two countries”.
The UAE officials also made it a point to say that this initiative is a testimony to the relationship shared by the two nations. In a bid to build capacity to treat patients and to stop the surge of the covid-19 pandemic, the UAE government is taking some stringent measures.
Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, while speaking to Gulf News said, “Aster felt duty-bound to assist UAE by bringing our medical professionals from India for the best possible healthcare delivery to citizens, residents and visitors alike during the COVID-19 situation, and to be part of increasing the surge capacity”.
He also added to the statement by stating “ Aster felt duty-bound to assist UAE by bringing our medical professionals from India for best possible healthcare delivery to citizens, residents and visitors alike during the Covid-19 situation, and to be part of increasing the surge capacity.
The UAE government along with Dubai Health Authority has further set up a 3000-bed hospital in Dubai World Trade Centre to treat mild and moderate cases.