Indian Cobra Health care workers, who were among the last people to arrive on the outskirts of Mumbai, are not the only ones facing the threat of Ebola.
The government is facing a shortage of doctors and nurses, and there are fears that the virus could spread quickly across the country, the latest reports suggest.
Read moreThe Cobra workers arrived at the hospital in Gandhinagar early on Monday, on the heels of a similar evacuation of 1,500 workers from the city in a similar effort.
They are not expected to return until Tuesday.
“I will be here till the last Cobra.
If you don’t come back tomorrow, I don’t want you to be my health worker.
I will keep you alive and you will be my care provider,” the Cobra’s health worker, Pravin Shukla, told The Hindu.
“It is very hard.
We have to survive.
We are all together.
I have never been in such a situation before.
You must be scared.
I don`t want to die.
I need to keep you happy.”
While there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola, some Cobra health workers say they have received multiple phone calls from people wanting to volunteer for Ebola-prevention and treatment in their communities.
“We have been called over a hundred times, we have been asked to come.
I know I can come.
If I don, I would be very unhappy.
I am scared,” Shuklas wife, Misha, told the Hindustan Times newspaper.”
The Cobra is one of the best hospitals in the country.
But we have to be careful.
If there is a shortage, there will be a shortage,” said an unidentified Cobra health worker at the Gandhinaga hospital.”
Every Cobra worker has a personal plan to keep the Cobra alive.
We will do whatever it takes to keep our community alive,” the worker added.
The Cobra’s community health worker said he had been in contact with the Cobra staff at the Mumbai airport since the Cobra was evacuated, but he had not been able to reach them.
He said they had already received a message from the government asking for volunteers to come to the community health centre.
“We are in a tough situation.
I cannot speak for the Cobra.
We do not know what will happen,” he said.
The government has so far received no official warning of an Ebola outbreak.
While the Cobra has been receiving volunteers, the community centre has not been set up yet.