The nurses, hailing from Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, and Pathnamthitta districts, were given Rs 2,000 as travel expenses by the officials of Non-Resident Keralite Affairs.

However on Tuesday, 44 nurses from Libya had reached the state. One nurse was bound for Mumbai. Ten nurses are expected to reach Kerala on Wednesday morning, he said.

NoRKA officials were at the airport to receive the nurses, who were paid Rs 2000 as travel expenses to reach their homes.

Relatives thronged the area to welcome their dear ones. But amid the joy of homecoming many nurses are hoping the state government would extend some financial package to them.

Loans, mounting debts, no salaries for the past 3-4 months are giving them sleeping nights, they said.

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