Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday that India’s rapid response team has reached Kuwait after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kuwait Prime Minister H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to deal with the Corona virus crisis. According to the report, this team consists of 15 doctors and other health professionals.
The medical team is expected to stay in Kuwait for a period of two weeks during which it will render medical assistance in testing and treatment of the afflicted persons and training their personnel. The rapid response team has been deputed at the request of the government of the State of Kuwait.
India’s RAPID RESPONSE TEAM arrives in Kuwait. Follow up to the discussion between our two Prime Ministers on #COVID19. Underlines the special friendship between India and Kuwait. pic.twitter.com/lACVPTuqQj— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) April 11, 2020
C130 aircraft of Indian Air Force airlifted the Indian Medical team & Medical equipment for assistance to State of Kuwait.
India sent this medical assistance after a recent phone call between Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, in which both the leaders agreed for a concerted and coordinated effort against the global pandemic.