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“They have lost all their earnings and belongings”
NEW DELHI: The Nurses' Welfare Association has written to Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vyalar Ravi requesting him to help rehabilitate Indian nurses who had been working in Libya and had to leave that country abruptly because of the unrest there.
“The nurses have lost all their earnings including their belongings after having spent huge amounts to get there and now it is a question of their very survival,” said Association president Usha Krishna Kumar.
The Association has also drawn the attention of the Minister to the condition of the nurses' children. “These nurses have lost everything including their earnings and belongings. They had to spend a huge amount in the first place to get a job there. Their children were studying in Indian schools there which follow the CBSE syllabus,” the letter notes, requesting the Minister to help relocate the children in various Kendriya Vidyalayashere.
The letter was drafted by the Association after interacting with some of the nurses who have returned from Libya.
“Hundreds of Indian nurses working in Libya had to leave abruptly without their salaries or savings as the banks in that country had closed down as soon as the unrest started. Most nurses have come back home with almost no money to support them here,” said Ms. Kumar.
The Association has asked the Minister to take a compassionate view of these nurses and provide them with relief and a means to sustain themselves and their families.
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