Sudan War: 117 Indian returnees from War Quarantined, 2 released
Necessary quarantine facilities are being arranged at transit junctures in mission mode for the incoming passengers
Amidst of war 117 out of 1,191 Indians rescued from strife-torn Sudan Under Operation Kaveri are currently being quarantined free of charge as they were not vaccinated against yellow fever, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.
Ministry of Health is working in close collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs under Operation Kaveri. Necessary quarantine facilities are being arranged at transit junctures in mission mode for the incoming passengers, the ministry said.
“A total of 1,191 passengers have arrived so far, of which 117 passengers are currently quarantined because they were not vaccinated against yellow fever. All passengers will be released after seven days if they remain asymptomatic,” it said.
The central government is evacuating about 3,000 Indians from Sudan.
These passengers are provided rent-free accommodation with free food facility in the quarantine centres managed by airport health officers (APHOs) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at various hospitals across 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), it said.
“The first batch 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 which 14 were quarantined,” the ministry said.
Two people were released after validation of their vaccination certificates, it said