New York City,
APNA (Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America), an organization of Pakistani-American doctors, paid tribute to the frontline workers for their services that saved lives of patients from Covid-19 by risking their lives during global Corona pandemic.
The New York Chapter of the APPNA held the Annual Gala in recognition of doctor’s services who served on frontline during the global pandemic Covid 19. The ceremony began with the national anthem.The event was attended by a large number of association members including Pakistani Ambassador Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, Consul General Ayesha Ali, Pakistani actress Reema Khan and her husband Dr. Syed Tariq Shehab.
While addressing the participants, Ambassador of Pakistan Dr. Asad Majeed Khan said that the assistance provided by US to Pakistan in the form of vaccine during Corona pandemic will always be remembered in the history of humanitarianism and services. Ambassador also added that Pakistan is actually one of the largest recipients of covid vaccines that the US has very generously contributed to Pakistan both through the covax program and also through bilateral channels and the total number is close to around 23 million vaccines probably.Pakistani actress Reema Khan and her husband Dr. Tariq Shehab spoke on the occasion after receiving awards and said that New York City has seen the worst days of Corona pandemic, but the medical staff services during those difficult times can never be forgotten.Dr. Shehab also added that I actually salute you the NY physicians because NY was hit badly and you get the salute and I applaud for yours. This award for you!
Meanwhile Reema khan added that Tariq and I, we both tried to do our level best to do something for humanity especially for people of Pakistan and Pakistani community living in abroad because we have firm believe on that to do good with humanity through your ups and deeds live for others and you will never die.APPNA association members and doctors serving in various hospitals shared their experiences with the participants. “Everyone loved their lives during Corona pandemic, but the way doctors and paramedics put their lives on the front line to save the lives of patients is an incomparable example”.
At last, APPNA presented awards and appreciation certificates to the doctors in recognition of their services. The event committee also thanked Dr. Pervez Iqbal, Head of APPNA Ladies Wing Dr. Sadia, Dr. Arif Ibrahim and Dr. Sabat.