Evacuation of Indian nationals from Iran
Evacuation of Indian nationals from Iran

COVID-19: 277 evacuees from Iran shifted at Army Wellness facility in Jodhpur

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New Delhi/Jodhpur, Mar 25: A group of 277 Indian nationals evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran were shifted to Jodhpurbased Army Wellness Facility on Wednesday.

The evacuees, include 128 males and 149 females had arrived in Delhi on special Mahan Air flight and were subsequently transferred to Jodhpur. Upon their arrival at the airport, all the passengers underwent a preliminary screening and later shifted to the Army wellness facility established at the Jodhpur Military Station. 'The Army, in coordination with the Rajasthan State Medical authorities and Civil Administration, Jodhpur, has made adequate medical and administrative arrangements to cater for a comfortable stay and provide prophylactic medical support,' Rajsthan-based Defence PRO Col Sombit Ghosh said.

'The facility has a dedicated team of Army doctors, who will be constantly monitoring the health parameters of the evacuees for the duration of their stay,' Col Ghosh further said. This is the fourth batch of evacuees from Iran taken in to the Army's quarantine facility in Rajasthan. Iran is one of the worst hit by this global pandemic as it reported over 63,000 cases, while over 6,000 people have died of the infection in the country. UNI