The News Scroll 13 April 2020  Last Updated at 2:16 pm | Source: IANS

44 Indians evacuated from Iran fully cured, return home to Kashmir

44 Indians evacuated from Iran fully cured, return home to Kashmir
44 Indians evacuated from Iran fully cured, return home to Kashmir

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) In a silver lining to the ongoing war against the novel coronavirus, 44 Indians, including 24 women - who were evacuated from Iran on March 13 - have been fully cured and have returned home, an Indian Navy official said here on Monday.

The evacuees - all from Kashmir, were flown to Srinagar by an IAF flight in a C-130 aircraft on Sunday. Each was given a complimentary packet of food, refreshments, and two hand-made masks, courtesy the Navy Wives Welfare Association, Ghatkopar.

This ended the ordeal for the 44 - who were airlifted from Iran to Mumbai, and then shunted to IN Quarantine Facility in Ghatkopar, where they spent 30 days in total isolation.

A quiet and dedicated IN medical team, plus staff and conservancy personnel, worked tirelessly to monitor the health of the 44 evacuees who have all tested Covid-19 negative on March 28.

Their meals were prepared under strict supervision and customized to cater to any specific requirements, and the evacuees got minor comforts by way of a library, a TV room, indoor games, a mini-gym, limited cricket gear, etc.

Though the nationwide lockdown - implemented from March 24 in the state and the following day all-India - limited the availability of stores, the IN managed to overcome its requirements with resolve and innovations.

"The IN is committed to assist the national effort in the fight against COVID-19 and stands ready to aid the citizens of India and the civil administration in every manner possible," said a spokesperson.



Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: IANS
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