Doctors are an incarnation of God on earth; this proverb has been proved right in this pandemic when the whole world is dependent on them. Indian doctors, along with their combat against corona in India, also help the world to counter the spread of COVID-19. Thus, a team of 105 members was made to help UAE in their fight against corona.
The team flew from Kochi to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. This date of travel was confirmed after getting authorization from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Health in both the countries. From a total of 105 members on the corona medical mission, 75 are recruits from India who came to join the UAE’s battle against novel coronavirus and the remaining 30 are employees of VPS healthcare who have been in Kerala on vacation.
This medical mission is an initiative by VPS healthcare. The medical team will be working on the critical care unit of various corona dedicated hospitals in their confrontation with corona.
The arrival of this medical team has been facilitated by the Indian Embassy, Department of Health, and UAE’s Ministry of foreign affairs. Indian Ambassador to the UAE said “This is an excellent example of how our strategic partnership with the UAE is being implemented on the ground in the dimensions of health care.”
VPS healthcare group’s medical director Dr. Nabil Debouni, said they are extremely proud to bring a well-experienced medical team from India to the UAE to strengthen the fight against COVID-19. He also added that “we are fighting an unprecedented situation. The UAE government has been rolling out a lot of initiatives across the emirates to contain the virus”. Thanking the government of India he added that ever since they had discussed these initiatives with the higher authorities, they have been receiving overwhelming support from the Indian embassy and Ministries. While traveling to the UAE, all the doctors have maintained social distancing and proper hygiene.
All the team members are full of enthusiasm and fervour to help others and save their lives. A senior nurse among the medical team, Vinod Sebastian, said: “It is a proud moment for each of them”. KT Kamarunissa, a team member, who is mere 25 years of age, said that for her it is like a dream come true. She always wanted to help the corona patients and when she got to know about the VPS healthcare, she had no second thoughts.
This team of 105 members is the second batch, 1st batch of 88 medical staff had already joined the UAE’s medical team in their fight against the novel coronavirus.
Dr. Ahmed Al Banna, UAE Ambassador to India said that this step reflects the special bonding between the two countries, and the commitment to stand for each other in the critical time. He also appreciated the sustenance support of the Ministry of External Affairs of India and other key ministries.