Vande Bharat Mission helps 55 stranded Indian nurses return to work in Ireland

India’s Vande bharat mission which was initiated by Central government for repatriating Indians who stuck different corners of the world is not only benefiting those who stranded in foreign countries. It has also helped the persons who are unable to go back to other countries from India too.

According to report about 55 Nurses from Kerala have utlized this mission to reach Ireland where they have been working. They started their journey on Sunday evening from Kochi to Delhi and from there to Ireland in an Air India’s special flight designated to carry Indians in return as part of Vande Bharat mission.

According to The New Indian Express thirty-year-old Teena Mathew was supposed to fly to Ireland on April 9. With Irish visa valid for only three months, Teena was in panic mode wondering when she would be able to fly. But when she came to know of Air India’s Vande Bharat mission to Ireland, she immediately changed her tickets to Monday. Teena has got a job offer from a private nursing home with the help of her sister-in-law, Soumya Mathew, who is working with the Health Service Executive of Ireland.

“After a long wait, now things are falling into a groove. I will be taking the Indigo flight from Kochi on Sunday evening to New Delhi. On Monday morning, I will board Air India’s Vande Bharat mission flight to Ireland which is going for the evacuation of stranded Indians there,” said Teena to The New Indian Express.

Almost all the 55 nurses who took advantage of the Vande Bharat mission to reach Ireland were stranded in Kerala due to Coronavirus induced lockdown. After reaching Ireland, these nurses would be on 14-day quarantine, only after they could join their service.