Bangladesh medical team to assist Maldives in vaccination

A team of medical experts from the Bangladeshi Air Force will travel to the Maldives to assist in the COVID-19 vaccination program

Mar 03, 2021
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A team of medical experts from the Bangladeshi Air Force will travel to the Maldives to assist in the COVID-19 vaccination program.  

The President’s Office said that the team will include 23 officials, including 11 nurses, 10 medical assistants, and an anesthesiologist.

The Bangladeshi medical team will work along with the medical workers in the Maldives, according to SunOnline International.

The team will work in health centers in atolls as well as in hospitals across the nation.

The medical team will help expatriate workers living in the Maldives to get vaccinations. 

Estimates of the number of migrant workers in the Maldives vary widely, from 145,000 to over 230,000. According to a 2020 United Nations report, the Maldives has the largest proportion of migrant laborers in South Asia, roughly a third of the resident population.

At least 60,000 are undocumented. The majority are men from Bangladesh who work in the construction and tourism industries; others come from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and the Philippines.

Expatriates living in the Maldives can register for vaccines through the online vaccine portal while undocumented expatriates are requested to register with the Maldives Red Crescent.

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