Indian citizens will arrive in China from Coronavirus-infected Wuhan on Saturday


A total of 366 people are expected to travel to India from coronavirus-infected Wuhan in China in the early morning hours of Saturday, according to the special representative of the Ministry of Health and Family Care (Sanjeeva Kumar). "Tomorrow, 366 people from China are to be brought to India. They will be kept in isolation at the ITBP center in Chhawla for 14 days. The Safdarjung Hospital has 50 beds available for critical patients," said Kumar on Friday.

A special Air India flight flew from New Delhi to Wuhan on Friday to save the people caught in the region. This is the first Jumbo 747 double-decker special flight with 15 cabin crew members and 5 cockpit crew members to take off from Indira Gandhi International (IGI) T3 terminal at 12:30 p.m. to evacuate the Indians. This flight is expected to return to the state capital at 2 a.m. on February 1.

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Incoming Indian passengers are quarantined for 14 days at the two quarantine centers in Manesar (managed by Armed Forces Medical Services) and Chawla Camp (managed by ITBP). It is suggested that all proposed male passengers (approximately 280) be sent to the Manesar camp, and families / women (approximately 90) can be accommodated in the ITBP camp.

If a person is found to have coronavirus, they will be transferred to the designated hospital for further examination and treatment. In this case, it is also checked whether further quarantine of the contacts is necessary. Dr. Rajiv Garg, DGHS, will be the Nodal Officer of the Ministry of Health and Family Care, who will handle the overall arrangements at the ITBP facility.

The medical teams for the Manesar Camp are supervised by AFMS. Adequate medical care is provided in both facilities by a team of doctors. In addition, a 50-bed intensive care unit was set up in the Safdurjung Hospital in Delhi for the intensive care of patients. All persons admitted to both quarantine facilities are monitored daily for 14 days.

A node officer is seconded by each Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs for effective coordination. A WhatsApp group of all these officers is created together with the Nodal Officers of the Camps for seamless communication.