60 people sent to Trivandrum under Aasandha health insurance

A man wears a mask as he exits IGMH holding a young girl on March 16, 2016. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

60 people flew out to Trivandrum in India on Wednesday for medical care under the sponsorship of Aasandha, the state health insurance provider.

Their flight departed to Trivandrum on Wednesday afternoon.

It marks the third batch of patients and caretakers to be sent to India under a special permit granted by the Indian government amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Aasandha, the 60 people sent on Wednesday have visas and tested negative for the coronavirus prior to departure in accordance with India’s public health guideline.

They will undergo 14 day mandatory quarantine once they arrive in India, after which they will be tested again.

The patients will undergo treatment at KIMS Hospital, and will undergo quarantine at the hospital itself, during which they will continue to have access to medical care.

Three people sent to India under the sponsorship of Aasandha have tested positive for the new coronavirus.  The company said the three people who tested positive are in isolation, but will continue to have access to emergency medical treatment they may need.

Aasandha said all others will also have access to emergency medical treatment, and that the company is closely monitoring their condition.