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172 more Indian medical professionals headed for UAE to help fight coronavirus

Michael Gomes/Dubai
Filed on June 2, 2020 | Last updated on June 2, 2020 at 05.11 pm
india, dubai, uae, coronavirus, covid


This is the third batch of medics to fly from India to the UAE.

The UAE Embassy in India is coordinating with the Indian authorities to obtain the necessary approvals to bring 172 doctors and nurses from the country to the UAE.  

According to a tweet posted by the embassy in New Delhi, it is facilitating the procedures for the departure of the medics from Apollo Hospitals on June 2.

This is the third batch of medics to fly from India to the UAE.

On May 20, VPS Healthcare flew in a team of 105 healthcare professionals from India to Abu Dhabi. On May 10, the first batch of 88 medical professionals from Aster DM Healthcare's hospitals in the Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra landed in Dubai.

Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, had earlier said: "This initiative is testimony to the relationship shared by the two nations. We are deeply grateful to all frontline workers who are working tirelessly to serve the community."

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