Two doctors engaged in providing services to poor psychiatric patients in the two northern Kerala districts of Wayanad and Malappuram districts will be honoured at a meeting this evening at the Indian Club in Al Rawda area. The meeting will be held at 7.30 pm.
Indian ambassador to Qatar Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa will inaugurate the event.
Dr Manoj Kumar working at the Mental Health Action Trust (Mehat), functioning at the Government Medical College, Kozhikode and Manchester-based Dr Jyothi Aryambath are arriving at the invitation of their friends and well-wishers in Doha today.
Mehat is at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, attached to Medical College, Kozhikode.
The centre is involved in providing care for about 800 patients spread out in 13 locations in the Malappuram and Wayanad districts.
The centres are working with the assistance of volunteers who have received special training at Mehat. The sub-centres where the volunteers serve are located at Pulickal, Veliyankode, Aricode, Kondotty, Kunnumpuram, Vazhekkad, Manjery and Edappal (all in Malappuram district), and Kalpetta, Ambalavayal, Kambalakkad, Nadavayal, Moottil and Kainatty in Wayanad.
Indian Medical Association (Qatar chapter) president Dr R Krishna Kumar, general secretary Dr Sameer Moopan, Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) chief K M Varghese and Indian Community Benevolent Forum president Nilangshu Dey will also attend the meeting.
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