In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that struck Turkey recently, India sent a large team of relief workers to assist in rescue and aid efforts. The team, consisting of members from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Indian Army, quickly got to work helping those in need.
Indian Team Provides Medical Assistance to 4,000 People
After providing medical assistance to around 4,000 people over a period of twelve days, the Indian team prepared to return home. However, when the local people in Turkey heard about their departure, a large crowd gathered outside the hospital to honor and thank the Indian team. All 60 of Iskandar’s paratroops joined the crowd and waited for the medical staff to come out. As soon as they did, the locals clapped for them, and during the meeting with the Indian team, the local people became so emotional that they could not hold back their tears.
The 99-member self-contained team successfully set up and ran a fully equipped 30-bedded Field Hospital in Iskenderun, Hatay, attending to nearly 4000 patients round the clock. pic.twitter.com/WrKHX2XN8k
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) February 20, 2023
Indian Army Sets Up Hospital Marked with Both Countries’ Flags
The Indian Army had set up a thirty-bed hospital in Iskenderun, Turkey, built in a school building in Hatay province. The hospital was marked with the flags of both countries and had “Operation Dost” written outside the building. The 99-member medical team from India provided medical care to those in need and were able to help a significant number of people during their stay.
Turkish People Express Overwhelming Gratitude towards Indian Team
The Turkish people were overwhelmed by the help provided by the Indian team and expressed their gratitude in various ways. Lt. Col. Singh from the Indian team mentioned that a young man who saw them working and helping people told him that he would always remember their country. Another doctor from a nearby hospital wondered why all his patients chose the Indian team. The response from the locals was emotional, and tears filled the eyes of both the Turkish people and the Indian team.
Act of Kindness from India to Turkey is a Testament to Human Solidarity
This act of kindness and generosity from the Government of India has been appreciated all over the world. The people of Turkey have shown their gratitude towards India in various ways, and some videos of this historic moment have surfaced. The words of appreciation and gratitude from the locals have inspired the Indian team to continue their work and help others in need.
— ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2023
this act of compassion and support from India towards Turkey in a time of crisis is a true reflection of humanity and global solidarity. The actions of the Indian team have left a lasting impact on the people of Turkey, and this act of kindness will not be forgotten. It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder that we must always stand together in times of need.