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India appoints nodal officer to assist Indian students stranded at Almaty airport

Press Trust of India  |  Almaty 

The Indian Embassy in Kazakhstan on Wednesday appointed a nodal officer to assist Indian students stranded at the Almaty airport for the past 2-3 days without food and medical aid due to coronavirus pandemic.

"All Indian students in Kazakhstan (outside of Almaty) who arrived in Almaty to take a flight to India but were not able to leave and require boarding, lodging, food, medicine etc. may contact Martin Cyriac Clemense, Second Secretary and Officer in Charge," the mission said in a brief statement.

The mission also provided the nodal officer's contact number (+7 7012207608) and email (cons.almaty@mea.gov.in).

The development came hours after the Delhi High Court asked the authorities to expeditiously provide the students basic amenities and assistance with regard to food, medical care, lodging and transportation.

The court was informed that several Indian students, who are enrolled for higher studies, including MBBS, at Semey Medical University in Kazakhstan are stranded including at the Almaty Airport without food, water, transportation and medical aid.

A bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh, which conducted the hearing through video conferencing, directed the nodal officer to expeditiously facilitate, secure and provide these students will all basic amenities and humanitarian assistance.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 25 2020. 19:42 IST
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