A few samples of COVID-19 suspects were also carried by the medical team for testing
In the wake of Coronavirus, a Dornier aircraft of Indian Navy, with a team of four doctors from Goa State Health department, took off from INS Hansa, Goa to Pune on March 25, 2020.
The medical team led by Dr Savio Rodrigues, Head of Department (HOD) Microbiology, Goa Medical College, will undergo training to set up a COVID test facility in Goa.
A request to the Navy for providing air transport was received by Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area during the late hours of March 24, 2020.
Navy immediately initiated necessary procedures and the aircraft took off in the morning today.
The medical team is likely to return to Goa on March 27, 2020 post completion of the training.