published by: Aashi Sadana
Last update: April 30, 2023, 00:00 IST
New Delhi: Under Operation Kaveri, 117 out of 1,191 Indians rescued from conflict-torn Sudan are currently being quarantined free of charge as they have not been vaccinated against yellow fever, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday. Union Health.
The Ministry of Health is working closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework of Operation Kaveri.
The Indian government is evacuating about 3,000 passengers of Indian origin from Sudan. Necessary quarantine facilities are being set up at mission-mode transit points for incoming passengers, the ministry said.
“A total of 1,191 passengers have arrived so far, of which 117 passengers are currently under quarantine because they have not been vaccinated against yellow fever. All passengers will be released after seven days if they remain asymptomatic These passengers are provided with free accommodation with free catering facility at quarantine centers run by Airport Health Officers (APHO) and the Ministry of Health and Welfare. -be family run at various hospitals across the states as well as central government hospitals like Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. Arrangements have also been made at RHTC, Najafgarh (100 beds), NITR, Mehrauli (40 beds) and Lady Hardinge Medical College (60 beds), he added.
“The first group of passengers arrived in Delhi with 360 passengers, none of whom required quarantine, followed by the second flight which arrived in Mumbai with 240 passengers on April 26, of whom 14 were quarantined,” it said. the Ministry. Two people were released after validation. of their vaccination certificates, he said.
The remaining 12 will complete their quarantine period until Saturday evening (as they were in transit for four days in Jeddah).
The third flight arrived in Bangalore on Friday with 360 passengers, of whom 47 passengers were initially quarantined. Three of them were released on Saturday after vaccination verification, the ministry said.
The verification of five other passengers is in progress.
The fourth flight arrived in Delhi on Friday evening with 231 passengers of whom 61 were quarantined (one was later released). Thirty-five passengers are at Delhi’s APHO and 26 passengers are at Safdarjung Hospital, the ministry said.
“The fifth flight is expected to arrive in Delhi on Saturday evening with 367 passengers and an additional flight with 320 passengers is expected to arrive Sunday morning at 10:30 am in Bangalore.
“The number of people quarantined will be dynamic as it depends on the verification status of passengers’ passport number(s),” the ministry added.
Operation Kaveri was launched on April 24 to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in Sudan.
A team of officials, including from the Ministry of External Affairs, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Embassy in Sudan, have been appointed to ensure that the evacuation process is followed. During the evacuation, the Indians will be transferred from Sudan to the capital Khartoum where they will be repatriated to India.
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