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ABOUT US

The South Asian COVID Task Force is a grassroots, volunteer organization made up of physicians, researchers, and other professionals across Canada.  Our mission is to establish and strengthen networks and partnerships in our communities, and across all faith and cultural groups, to support the COVID-19 pandemic response. Our specific focuses are to:

1) Educate our communities about the current situation of COVID-19 in Canada and the recommended measures to keep safe and reduce its spread

2) Develop and disseminate culturally appropriate communications in multiple South Asian languages through readily accessible mediums

3) Recognize and understand the drivers of COVID-19 transmission and the unique challenges and barriers faced by our community

4) Support education to reduce vaccine hesitancy and build vaccine confidence both at a national level and using a targeted community approach

OUR TEAM
STEERING COMMITTEE
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Dr. Anju Anand

Respirologist, ON

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Dr. Navdeep Grewal

ER Physician, BC

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Dr. Raj Grewal

ER Physician, ON, Former SC Member, Lead COVID testing Centre

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Dr. Madhu Jawanda

Family Physician, BC

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Gurvinder Kaur

Senior Communications Advisor, ON

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Dr Tajinder Kaura

ER Physician, ON

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Guri Pannu

Senior Legal Counsel, Enbridge

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Dr. Simerpreet Sandhanwalia

ER Physician, ON

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Dr. Baldev Sanghera

Family Physician, BC

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Bilal Khan

Research Assistant, Women's College Hospital

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Natalie Muir

Web Developer & Creative, ON

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Dr. Birinder Narang

Family Physician, BC

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Dr. Amrit Sehdev

MD AI, ON

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Dr. Dashminder Sehdev

Trauma & ER Physician, ON

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Dr. Sonia Singh

Dermatologist, ON

ACTIVE MEMBERS

Dr. Hardeep Aujla

Family Physician, BC

Dr. Rupinder Brar

Family Medicine/Addictions Medicine, BC

Dr. Gaurav Gupta

ER Physician, ON

Dr. Sharry Kahlon

Internal Medicine Physician, BC

Joban Phulka

Medical Student, BC

Dr. Ashan Sandhu

Family Medicine Resident, BC

Dr. Gurjit Bajwa

ER Physician, ON

Ranjit Dhari

UBC School of Nursing Faculty, BC

Dr. Balbir Gurm

KPU Professor of Nursing, BC

Hargun Kaur

Health Sciences Student

Dr Mayo Ravichandran

ER Physician, ON

Dupinder Saran

Registered Nurse, Activist, BC

Harsukh Benipal

MD Student, University of Toronto, ON

Monika Duggal

Multilingual Media Relations and Community Engagement, ON

Dr. Jas Hans

Family Medicine Resident, BC

Monica Nathan

Writer, ON

Poonam Sandhu

UBC Women's Field Hockey Head Coach, BC

Dr Mandeep Singh

Anesthesia Physician, ON

Dr. Gunpreet Singh

Psychiatrist, BC

Jessie Sunner

Lawyer, BC

Kulpreet Singh

Mental Health Advocate, Founder, SAMHAA, BC

Dr. Nishma Singhal

ID Physician, ON

Upkar Tatlay

Community Activist, BC