Dr Kadhim Jafar al Lawatia, senior consultant in cardiology and the director general of Specialised Medical Care at the Ministry of Health, has been bestowed with the Arab Doctor Award 2021.
The award was announced during the virtual regular session of the Arab Health Ministers Council.
Dr Lawatia was given the prize in recognition of his contributions in developing cardiology services at the local, regional and international levels.
‘The award targets physicians in the health field and its various branches and health sciences in Arab world or those working abroad with distinct initiatives carried out within Arab lands that lead to the enhancement of health services,’ a statement said.
The Arab Doctor Award promotes innovation and health programmes to achieve progress in primary healthcare, aiming at encouraging constant development of such actions.
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