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Kochi (Kerala) [India], Could 16 (ANI): Air India Categorical flight IX 434 from Dubai carrying 181 passengers, together with 75 pregnant ladies, landed on the Cochin Worldwide Airport on Saturday, as a part of the second section of the Centre’s bold ‘Vande Bharat’ mission to deliver stranded Indian nationals again dwelling.
Vande Bharat Mission, which began on Could 7 to deliver again stranded Indian nationals again dwelling from different international locations, initiated its second section of operation from Saturday by sending three Air India flights to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Below the second section of Vande Bharat Mission, a complete of 149 flights, together with feeder flights, might be operated to deliver again Indians from 40 international locations.
Neeraj Agarwal, press consul on the Indian consulate instructed Khaleej Occasions that each one ladies are over 32 weeks pregnant. “We’ve got one lady who’s within the 35th week of her being pregnant. Two docs and two nurses are on-board the flight to help the ladies in case of emergencies,” stated Agarwal.
A complete of 181 passengers are on-board the flight to Kochi, stated the Consul.
The Section 2 of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ has formally begun on Could 16 and there might be 18 repatriation flights from the UAE to India with 13 flights to Kerala, within the following days.
Agarwal referred to as the flight a ‘actually extraordinary’ one as folks with numerous and several other distresses who’re flying dwelling.
“Together with pregnant ladies, now we have 35 medical instances of which 28 are severe. This features a affected person within the final phases of most cancers, one affected person with a mind tumour and two passengers who’re to endure a kidney transplant — the donor and the receiver,” stated Agarwal.
“As we speak flight IX434 to Kochi could be very completely different because it carries many pregnant ladies, 35 medical instances, senior residents and few who misplaced their close to ones, again in India. Test in and medical screening happening easily VandeBharat,” the Embassy of India in Dubai stated on Twitter.
The Consulate said that within the first section of Vande Bharat Mission, a complete of two,079 passengers have been repatriated from Dubai to India. The breakup is as follows — staff 760, stranded vacationers, guests and college students 438, medical emergency instances 398, pregnant ladies 190, senior residents 126 and others 167. (ANI)