New Delhi: All the four Indian doctors in a hospital in Nigerian capital Abuja, who have been forced to stay on in the Ebola-hit country against their wishes, were given back their passports following intervention by the Indian High Commission in that country, spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Syed Akbaruddin said, reports PTI. The doctors at the Indian-owned Primus Hospital wanted to return home for fear of contracting the deadly Ebola virus in the country. They had claimed the hospital was forcing them to stay on in Nigeria against their wishes.

Earlier, Akbaruddin said that it was an individual’s choice to leave his/her job.  “These doctors have been in touch with the High Commission on a regular basis. They also met our High Commissioner a couple of days ago,” he said.

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