Agreement signed to send 600 Pakistani medics to Kuwait

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Kuwait have signed a government to government agreement for 600 Pakistani health care professionals to work in Kuwait, special assistant to the prime minister on overseas Pakistanis, Zulfikar Bukhari, told Arab News.

Earlier in May, Pakistan announced it would send hundreds of its health workers, including doctors and nurses to Kuwait upon the request of the Gulf state, amid surging rates of infections and fatalities related to the coronavirus pandemic.

“100 doctors, 500 nurses and paramedics as of now,” Bukhari said in a Whatsapp message, and added the numbers could be increased.

“Very happy that Kuwait and us are helping each other in this crucial time,” he said, and added it would increase the bond between the two countries.

The agreement was signed at the headquarters of Kuwait’s Health Ministry.