Indian Navy transports medical team for COVID-19 test training

Source : IANS
Author : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Mar 25th, 2020, 19:27:32hrs

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) An Indian Navy aircraft with a medical team from Goa left for Pune on Wednesday for training to set up a COVID-19 test facility.

"A Dornier aircraft of Indian Navy with a team of four doctors from Goa State Health Department took off from INS Hansa to Pune on March 25," Indian Navy stated.

The medical team led by Savio Rodrigues, HOD Microbiology, Goa Medical College, will undergo training to set up a COVID test facility at Goa.

A request to the Navy for providing air transport was received by Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area during the late hours of March 24, Navy sources said.

The Navy immediately initiated necessary procedures and the aircraft took off in the morning on Wednesday, the sources added.

A few samples of COVID-19 suspects were also carried by the medical team for testing.

The medical team is likely to return to Goa on March 27 post completion of the training.