Indian Medical Emergency Team In Kuwait To Fight Coronavirus (Covid-19)
India and Kuwait share a strong partnership based on historical, cultural, economic and people-to-people-contacts. Indian community is the largest expatriate community in Kuwait, followed by Egyptians and Filipino community in the State of Kuwait.
The community of Indians in Kuwait includes Indian (mostly hailing from the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu) expatriates in Kuwait. According to the Indian ministry of external affairs, there are around 960,000 Indians as of 2019.
The deputation of Indian medical experts follows the recent telephonic conversation on April 1, between Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of Kuwait H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, in which both the leaders agreed for a concerted and coordinated effort against the global pandemic.
PM Modi had expressed his warm thanks and appreciation for his reassurance.
After sending anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine believed to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19, to the needy counties like Brazil and Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that India is ready to do whatever is possible to help its friends in the fight against the novel Coronavirus.
India is reaching out to Kuwait in the extended neighbourhood to further complement its efforts to fight the menace effectively.
A team of 15 Indian doctors and health-care professionals reached Kuwait today, to supplement the efforts of the Government of the State of Kuwait in the collective fight against global Covid-19 pandemic.
The medical team, which was flown to Kuwait in an Indian Air Force aircraft is expected to stay in Kuwait for a period of two weeks in Kuwait. They will render medical assistance in testing and treatment of the afflicted persons and training Kuwaiti personnel.
India earlier sent a similar team to the Maldives and has plans to send another to Nepal.
As of Today, Kuwait records highest number of coronavirus infections in a single day.
Kuwaiti authorities have repeatedly urged citizens to follow guidelines and instructions given by local entities and the World Health Organisation, such as maintaining social distancing and home quarantine measures.