DGCA issues guidelines for Covid positive air crew

Flight and cabin crew who exhibit moderate to severe symptoms of Covid-19 will have to undergo special medical examinations and obtain a certificate that they have clinically recovered before they can rejoin work, the country’s civil aviation regulator has said in fresh guidelines.

The special medical exam will be held at one of the Indian Air Force boarding centres after complete clinical recovery, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular posted on its website on Monday.

“Such pilots can be considered for unrestricted flying provided their clinical examination and laboratory investigations reveal no finding that can cause a functional deficit,” the circular said.

“Once declared ‘fit for flying’ at the IAF Boarding Centre, the aircrew can commence flying only after DGCA Medical Assessment is issued.”

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