Mission Sagar: India extends its helping hand to Indian Ocean countries
India has sent naval ship INS Kesari to Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles, carrying on board medicines and essential food items
In line with its time-tested role as the first responder to requests from countries in the Indian Ocean region, India has, under its ‘Mission Sagar,’ programme, sent naval ship INS Kesari carrying on board medical assistance and essential food items to Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles to deal with Covid-19 pandemic
As per a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs, India has sent naval ship INS Kesari to Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles, carrying on board two medical assistance teams, consignments of Covid-19 related medicines and essential food items.
“The medical assistance teams will be deployed in Mauritius and Comoros, helping their governments deal with Covid emergency and dengue fever (in case of Comoros),” the MEA said.
Earlier a team of selected medical personnel was dispatched to Maldives to augment the preparedness of Male to fight the deadly coronavirus triggered crisis.
According to the statement, INS Kesri will deliver consignments of Covid-19 related essential medicines to Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles and about 600 tonnes of food items to Maldives.
In addition, in case of Mauritius, a special consignment of Ayurvedic medicines is also being sent.
The consignments meant for Madagascar and Comoros also include hydroxychloroquine tablets, which have already been sent earlier to Mauritius, Maldives and Seychelles.