Felicitation of Indian Doctors: COVID-19 Warriors by Embassy of India
Embassy of India in Kuwait, in association with the Indian Professionals Network (IPN) Kuwait and the Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) Kuwait, organized a dedicated event titled “Felicitation of Indian Doctors: COVID-19 Warriors” in a largely virtual event on 17April 2021. Ambassador of India to Kuwait His Excellency Shri Sibi George delivered the opening keynote and felicitated a group of Indian doctors who partnered with the Embassy in offering free medical tele-consultations to Indian nationals in Kuwait during the peak period of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Ambassador mentioned that the event was a really special event as it was to felicitate and honour the COVID-19 warriors, especially the doctors who whole heartedly served the Indian community during the hour of crisis, going beyond their call of duty. Referring to the doctors as an embodiment of the indomitable human spirit,
Ambassador stated that felicitation was just a small gesture from the part of the Embassy to express heartfelt gratitude.Ambassador also highlighted that the event was also a brainstorming session on what more the Embassy, in association with the Community could do together to help the Community to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In his address,Ambassador also announced that IDF has once again volunteered to provide free medical advice and counselling support via tele-consultations to the Indian Community in Kuwait. He also confirmed that a new panel of Indian doctors from different specialities has been specifically constituted for this purpose. Further details related to the tele-consultation are expected to be released by the Embassy in due course with all necessary details, including general instructions for tele-consultations, timings for these consultations, contact details of panel doctors, Indian languages spoken by the panel doctors and so on. Ambassador encouraged the Indian Community members in Kuwait to avail of this facility.
Dr. Amir Ahmed, President of the Indian Doctors Forum, also delivered his remarks on the occasion. The felicitation ceremony was followed by a brainstorming session through which expert insights were drawn from the experiences of medical experts in tackling the current COVID-19 situation and associated repercussions including on mental health. Medical experts rendered practical suggestions and sound medical advice on how to, individually and/or collectively, effectively deal and fight against this pandemic in the coming days. During the course of the event, an on-the spot quiz competition focusing on COVID-19 was conducted for young student participants.
The event generated a tremendous response with hundreds of people from different walks of life in Kuwait participating virtually. The event provided a unique opportunity for participants to learn about strategies on effective COVID-19 handling coming directly from the medical community. For more details about the event, please visit the website and social media handles of the Embassy.