Dr Harsh Vardhan congratulates every member of the teams who had gone out to Wuhan as part ofthe evacuation mission

Dr Harsh Vardhan also interacted with the evacuees from Wuhan who have been housed at ITBP cam

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“Strength through diversity gets expression in the collective effort. This is how the bravery and commendable feat of the ten doctors and paramedic staff has been appreciated by our Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modiji,” said Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare during the felicitation ceremony of handing over the appreciation letters from Hon’ble Prime Minister to the team of Doctors & Nursing Officers from Dr RML Hospital and Safdurjung Hospital who were part of the team that was successful in evacuating 645 India citizens and 7 Maldivan citizens from Wuhan in China, which has been the epicentre of COVID19.

The Prime Minister commends the “grit, determination and compassion displayed by the rescue team” and states that “it proves that the true test of character lies in adversity”. The appreciation letter further states that “In such a scenario, the evacuation of Indian citizens in distress has not only given relief to those rescued but has also reassured the Indian diaspora settled across the globe that in time of crisis, the entire nation stands firmly united. Your indefatigable effort inspires every citizen to serve the nation with dedication and commitment”.

Dr Harsh Vardhan congratulated each and every member of the two teams who had gone out to Wuhan, China as part  ofthe evacuation mission on 1st and 2nd February, 2020. He also appreciated their efforts by stating that for a medical professional it’s just not a duty but it is a responsibility to help our fellow citizens in times of distress and this has been displayed very gracefully by our team.

Dr Harsh Vardhan also interacted with the evacuees from Wuhan who have been housed at ITBP camp, and many of whom are being discharged to leave for their homes. These have all been found to be negative of COVID19and will be going back to their homes in phases.  “It is indeed a proud and satisfying moment for all of us, that our fellow citizens who have returned from Wuhan have been found to be healthy”, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated.