Thiruvananthapuram: A report said that nineteen nurses from Kerala, were among the thirty Indian nurses arrested and put in jail in Maliya in Kuwait City. The raid was carried out by Kuwait Human Resource Committee at a private clinic. The family members of the Malayali nurses have sought the help of Government of India and the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.
A total of sixty people belonging to different nationalities were arrested on charges of violation of foreign residency laws in Kuwait, said the report. The authorities said that the nurses did not have relevant licenses or the required qualifications to work in that country.
The report said that the families of the nurses hailing from Kerala refuted these allegations and said that they were qualified and had been working with proper work visas and sponsorship. It is believed that the raid was a result of falling out between the owner of the hospital, an Iranian national and his sponsor.
The report also said that among the Malayali nurses, five were feeding mothers, which makes the early release of the nurses more urgent.