BR Shetty

Freed nurses from Iraq arrive in Kerala

All the 46 Indian nurses trapped in Iraq after the partial fall of Tikrit to rebel fighters arrived at the airport in the southern port city of Kochi Saturday on a special flight to an emotional reunion with their family after three weeks of uncertainty. The freed nurses said they were not abducted by the rebels and the militants were in fact arranging a safe passage for them. Chandy assured all help for their rehabilitation. He said he was promoting entrepreneurship among students to avoid large-scale migration of youngsters to dangerous territories. The Abu Dhabi-headquartered New Medical Centre (NMC) group headed by Non-Resident Indian (NRI) businessman BR Shetty has offered “suitable placements” for them in any of the group’s hospitals in India, the UAE, Egypt and Nepal.