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Indians who took Covishield vaccines may register to return to Kuwait; Ambassador address community in Open house

IIK Staff Reporter Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Indians who took Covishield vaccines may register to return to Kuwait; Ambassador address community in Open  house

Ambassador urge all Indian community to remain alert and continue to follow all precautions and instructions of the Government of Kuwait regarding the Covid-19 as the country is witnessing an increase in number of infection. He was briefing the community members during his monthly open house on Wednesday 23rd June.

Ambassador appeals all Indians to submit their passports for renewal at least three months before expiry of validity of passport or residence permit as the country is witnessing increasing number of infection and embassy might have to close down public service on short notice.

In last February, Indian Embassy had closed all public services for a few weeks due to increase in case among the embassy staff.

“You can apply for renewal as early as one year before. Let’s not wait for last minute to apply for consular services,” Ambassador said.

Ambassador also briefed the community on the recent visit of External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. The visit helped both sides to take the relationship to a new high level of partnership and also address the issues involved, Ambassador said.

Various issues related to the Indian community were discussed with the highest authorities. Points such as ensuring utmost welfare of the Indian community in respective jurisdictions, facilitating reuniting of families separated by Covid disruption, interceding for early return of Indian talent and skills who left the Gulf during the pandemic, encouraging speedy resumption of flights to Gulf destinations to help NRIs and strongly push our trade interests that contribute to economic recovery at home were discussed at highest level.

“The decisions on most of these issues are not in our hands. But let me assure you each of these issues of concern are taken up with the authorities at the highest level. We will continue to follow up on each of these issues”, Ambassador said.

Several Indian expatriates staff of Kuwait’s Ministry of Health who were stranded in India are now returning to Kuwait.

“We are aware of the concerns about vaccination and its approvals in Kuwait,” Kuwaiti authorities are fully aware that Covishield vaccine given in India is the same as the Oxford/Astra-Zenaca vaccine. Those who have taken Covishield vaccines in India may register in the Kuwaiti portal as having taken Oxford/Astra-Zeneca vaccine, Ambassador said. However, the entry is not currently available to those who have taken Covaxin. “We have taken up the issue and will update you as and when we get more information,” Ambassador said.

The Embassy is continuing to accept registration of Stranded Indians and their families, those who lost their jobs, those who did not get their indemnities. Free Tele consultations by our Medical Doctors from Indian Doctors Forum is already on. Other community services such as food Distribution by Indian Community Support Group (ICSG) and free lunch every day for all distressed Indian workers at Embassy are an ongoing process now.

There is also a special Counters at the Embassy for Registration for Vaccination and now for blood donation data. Vaccine Registration Campaign being undertaken by various Associations. Registration for vaccines for those without Civil IDs, Legal Assistance for those in need, with lawyers present physically are now available at the Embassy. The 12 WhatsApp helpline numbers of Embassy are functioning well.

Ambassador warned about private shelters run by illegal agents to bring domestic workers. “We are working with Kuwaiti authorities to bring those people before the law,” Ambassador said. The Indian nationals currently staying in the Embassy shelter are absolutely fine.

During the open house, Protector General of Emigrants and Joint Secretary Shri Yogeshwar Sanghwan, from Delhi attended virtually and briefed various measures taken by the government of India to safeguard the Indian emigrants.

Embassy spokesperson Sri Fahad Suri presented various statistics about Embassy activities. The slides presented by Fahad Suri display a clear and transparent activates of the Embassy to the community members. Large number of Indians attended the Open house virtually. Embassy has been conducting open house every month ever since Sri Sibi George took charge as the Ambassador of India to Kuwait.

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Sanjib sau
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
I want come back in Kuwait

Ifteqar khan
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Hi i have been vaccinated with the covishield and i am ready to enter in kuwait if concern authorities allow us soon then we will be thankfull

Monday, June 28, 2021
I have registered with the 1st does of covishield vaccines in MOH Kuwait link, however there is no approval received yet, now I have taken the second dose also, so I am trying to register with final certificate but it says you are already registered.

Can anyone confirm what to do, to register again with final certificate.

Santosh Singh
Friday, June 25, 2021
I am coming to Kuwait

Devilal patidar
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Pls invite me kuwait

Tahreem Shaikh/ Asad Shaikh
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Me and my son are struck in India from December , I am a teacher, and my son is studying there in kuwiat. Firts dose is done , second dose will get in...

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Maqsood Hussain
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Dear All ,Visit Embassy website there is link to fill the form ..or else you can visit below link and fill the details and wait for your luck http://...

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
@BEGUM Mehnaz Khan

I am wondering how on earth you left Kuwait to India alone by leaving your two kids with their maid???

Mohammadali Ranapurwala
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Very dynamic and proactive Indian ambassador so far. Always busy to solve community problems of Indian expartiat.

Thursday, June 24, 2021
I have taken both vaccines in covishield I have what Thrace india right now immune apple has not received approval please

William D’Souza
Thursday, June 24, 2021
One of the BEST AMBASSADOR in Kuwait. Thank you Sir for your real contribution towards the Indian community. Great job. .....

Sukamal balo
Thursday, June 24, 2021
I need to go kuwait.
I fast dose finesd
2 dose have time augest 31

N bano
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Same is with me. I''m divorced too and haven''t seen my kid and parents back home in India since last 2 years

Aisha ali
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
I am stuck here in indian since December last year, and my 1 year old baby is their in kuwait wd his working father, and he is suffering with covid now, how can I ragister myself?... Plz help me out

BEGUM Mehnaz Khan
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Pls try and invite me to Kuwait as I have my kids there alone from last January with the maid they are falling sick without me as I m the only parents for them after the divorce my son is 5 years n my daughter is 9 years older

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