In an attempt to help Kuwait combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Pakistan has reportedly sent 196 medical professionals to the country, Kuwait News Agency reported on Tuesday.
There are 41 doctors, 131 nurses, and 24 technicians in the second batch, and they have been sent to Kuwait under an agreement signed between both countries in July of this year, the news agency stated.
On 4th July, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the Ministry of Health office in Kuwait, to further bilateral cooperation and on the provision of Pakistani medical experts. In October, the first batch which included around 208 Pakistani healthcare workers were sent to Kuwait to assist it in curbing the unprecedented pandemic.
Nassar Al-Mutairi, Kuwait’s ambassador to Pakistan expressed his gratitude for the gesture and stated that the relationship between the two countries is “rock-solid and unbreakable.”
In a statement to Kuwait News Agency, Mutairi expressed that Kuwait and Pakistan will continue to work together to increase development and cooperation in all sectors.
“Thank you to all healthcare workers who selflessly provide their services. You are true heroes and should be recognized as such. Blessings to the medical team. This step will help bring two brotherly countries closer,” Mutairi said.
At a pre-departure briefing of the Pakistani healthcare experts, Mutairi expressed that it would pave way for stronger bilateral ties between the two countries.
In a statement to Kuwait News Agency, Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari expressed that it was a moment of extreme satisfaction for him that a Pakistani medical experts group is going to Kuwait in a bid to combat the pandemic.
Addressing the team, Bukhari advised them to maintain high standards of professionalism during their visit.
“These medical professionals are ambassadors of Pakistan,” he said.
Bukhari said he was grateful to the Kuwaiti leadership for bestowing this opportunity to Pakistani medical experts.
“This will further cement our ties and provide an opportunity to enhance cooperation in health and other sectors,” the official added.