Govt takes up cause of Indian docs in Abuja

Govt takes up cause of Indian docs in Abuja

The government has asked the authorities of the Primus Hospital in Abuja to return the passports of the four Indian doctors who want to return to India.

Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said that the High Commission of India in Abuja had taken up the issue with the authorities of the Primus Hospital in Abuja, as neither the laws of India nor those of Nigeria allowed an employer to withhold passports of employees.

Four Indian doctors, who work at Primus Hospital in the capital of Nigeria, are keen to return to India in the wake of an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in some African countries.

Pointing out that the hospital was owned by an Indian company and the doctors were also Indian, Akbaruddin said that the issue was not of a diplomatic nature and had nothing to do with India-Nigeria relations. He said that the doctors had met the High Commissioner of India in Abuja and informed him that they were keen to return to India.

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