Kerala expats in UAE can talk, video-call with doctors back home

Kerala expats can now avail video and tele-consultation services related to coronavirus from medical experts back home thanks to a new initiative by the state government.

The service was launched on an emergency basis by NORKA, which looks after the welfare of expat Malayalees, under the directives of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, a statement from NORKA said.

Online services and phone call service for overseas Malayalees across the world are available for discussing the expat community members' doubts and concerns related to COVID-19 by registering through the NORKA website ''

The service is available through the link '' from 2 pm to 6 pm in India (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the UAE).

More than one million Keralites are estimated to be living in the UAE.