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India – the global healthcare destination: Embassy inaugurated week-long breast cancer awareness campaign

Saturday, October 23, 2021
India – the global healthcare destination: Embassy inaugurated week-long breast cancer awareness campaign

Embassy of India in Kuwait in association with the Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) Kuwait and the Indian Women’s Network (IWN), inaugurated week-long breast cancer awareness campaign at the Embassy premise. The inauguration also marks the celebration of the historic milestone of India administering 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Delivering the inaugural address on the occasion, His Excellency Ambassador of India to Kuwait Shri Sibi George talked about India’s prowess in the healthcare domain which is second to none; showcased India’s journey to scale the 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine landmark and shared relevant excerpts from India’s experiences in this global fight against Covid-19; and spoke about India’s leading contributions towards global recovery through supply of medicines and vaccines to many countries around the world. An audio video message from Hon’ble External Affairs Minister of India His Excellency Dr S Jaishankar was also played during the programme

President of Indian Doctors Forum, Dr. Amir Ahmed also spoke at the event placing the Roundtable discussion on the Breast Cancer Awareness in the larger context of the pursuit of the Indian medical fraternity in Kuwait to ensure the health and well-being of everyone including that of Indian nationals in Kuwait.

A Roundtable discussion focussing on breast cancer awareness in consonance with the fact that October is the month for breast cancer awareness, was also held as part of the event. The following panelists were part of the roundtable discussion: Dr. Madhu Gupta, Consultant Gynecologist, Farwaniya Hospital (Chairperson and Moderator); Dr. Susovana Sujit Nair, Medical Oncologist, Kuwait Cancer Centre; Dr. Rifat Jehan , Medical Oncologist, Kuwait Cancer Centre; Dr. Thasneem Amir, Specialist Pathologist, Kuwait Cancer Centre; and Dr. Tasneem Jasvi, Senior Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Ministry of Health. All aspects related to breast cancer were delineated in simple language by the experts with emphasis on leading a healthy lifestyle, paying attention to preventive healthcare and of undergoing periodic medical screening.

His Excellency the Ambassador, accompanied by Madam Joice Sibi, and other dignitaries formally inaugurated the Breast Cancer screening camp. A number of female visitors who graced the occasion availed of the free medical screening facility. This camp will be open for a week, 21-27 October 2021, 3-5pm, at the Embassy premises.

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