Indian embassy will reach out to every Indian in Qatar through an app for its services as well as a call centre with the support of the apex bodies, ambassador Dr Deepak Mittal announced Tuesday.
“We are going to launch a virtual services app so that every Indian in Qatar is connected with the embassy and the government and you will get your services at your doorsteps. We are also working to set up a call centre,” he told a community gathering on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day of India at a special event at the embassy premises.
“Each one of the Indians in Qatar can call and get their grievances registered and addressed at the click of a mouse or through a phone call. With the support of the apex bodies we will take it forward,” continued the envoy.
“I assure all the Indian nationals that the embassy is your home and we are at your service 24x7. On this day, we pledge that we will reach out to every Indian national in Qatar using technology as well as physically to extend services to their doorsteps. All the community members are important for the country. With the support of the apex bodies and other community organisations, we will reach out to every Indians and extend the services,” explained, Dr Mittal.
He also disclosed that Qatar's Ministry of Public Health has expressed interest in partnering with India for Covid-19 vaccine. “Today I had a call from a Ministry of Public Health official showing interest in partnering with India in terms of vaccine supply between India and Qatar. This is also a proof of strong India-Qatar relationship and how we can work together.”
He noted that the recent visit of the Indian external affairs minister was on the commitment of the leadership of both the countries to strengthen the strong relationship between both the countries. “In 2021, we are confident that the relationship between Qatar and India will achieve new landmarks.”
The envoy complimented the community members and praised their efforts during the Covid-19 peak times in Qatar and their efforts in ensuring that all the Indians were provided with the essentials during the trying times.
“Indians in Qatar have stood up to the morals and principles as highlighted by the President of India in his Republic Day message especially during the difficult times of Covid-19. Each member of the community has come up to help others selflessly and special mention must be made to the apex bodies and other community organisations. These efforts ensured that essential commodities reached the needy including medicines,” he highlighted.
“Similarly, there were selfless repatriation efforts during the period for helping the people return to India and reunite with their families. They also reached out to the workers in the labour camps,” he said.
As for the regional developments in the recent times, Dr Mittal said that 2021 has brought in a lot new hopes and positive developments. “The developments in the region are very welcome and it is a positive step for the entire region, for Qatar, for India and for Indians in Qatar and the region. India welcomes these developments.”
The ambassador also praised the efforts of the Indian medical fraternity in Qatar in their fight against Covid -19 and in containing it. He also complimented the efforts taken by the educators in helping the students in the country continue their education during the pandemic.