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India continues to help island nations in the Eastern Indian Ocean

India continues to help island nations in the Eastern Indian Ocean

The Government of India is assisting countries in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and is carrying COVID-related essential medicines and a special consignment of Ayurvedic medicines for the people of Mauritius towards this Indian Navy Ship Kesari.

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Furthermore, a 14-member Specialist Medical Team comprising doctors and paramedics from the Indian Navy is also embarked on board this ship to work with their Mauritian counterparts and provide assistance for COVID-19 related emergencies together. The Medical Assistance team consists a Community Medicine specialist, a pulmonologist and an anesthesiologist among others.

On 23 May 2020, an official ceremony was held to hand over medicinal products from the Government of India to the Government of Mauritius.Health Minister, Dr Kailesh Jagutpal received the consignment on behalf of the Mauritian Government. The Indian side was represented by H.E. Shri Tanmaya Lal, India 's high commissioner to Mauritius.

Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, the assistance to Mauritius is a part of the Indian government's outreach. This mission reflects the importance that India attaches to relations with the IOR countries, and builds on the excellent ties that exist between the two countries in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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