Mission Sagar

Published: June 15, 2020

As part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari returned to Port Louis, Mauritius, today to embark the Indian Navy Medical Team, which was disembarked during her last visit to Port Louis on 23 May 2020.

  • The 14-member medical team comprising specialist doctors and paramedics was disembarked at Port Louis with an aim to assist in the management of COVID-19 pandemic, share expertise to help contain the spread of the disease and minimize risk to life.
  • During their deployment at Port Louis, the team visited various healthcare facilities including Regional Hospitals, Flu Clinics, ENT Hospital (the designated COVID Hospital in Mauritius), Quarantine Centre, Central Health Laboratory (the COVID testing facility in Mauritius) and the SAMU (Emergency Medical Services) Headquarters cum Control Centre located at Victoria Hospital.
  • The deployment is in consonance with the Prime Ministers’ vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region ‘SAGAR’ and highlights the importance accorded by India to relations with the countries of the IOR.

‘Mission Sagar’, is in line with India’s role as the first responder in the region and builds on the excellent relations existing between the two countries to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant difficulties.

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