On March 25th, 2021, during the 2nd Session of the 43rd Parliament, Mr. Randeep Sarai, MP, acknowledged the work of Dr. Gulzar Cheema, Chief Medical Officer, iCON South Asian Division, and the iCON team for our work on chronic disease prevention and self-management.
In his statement, he said the following:
Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Dr. Gulzar Cheema and iCON for their work supporting multicultural and multilingual communities, patients and caregivers across British Columbia. Their work includes community education, knowledge sharing and technology of chronic disease prevention and self-management.
Dr. Cheema has been the leader of the South Asian portfolio of iCON since 2008. His work includes engaging communities and educating patients in the Indo-Canadian community on critical health issues, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Through public health forums and community workshops to help patients and families optimize best practices in chronic disease prevention and self-management, Dr. Cheema’s leadership at iCON has helped the organization reach over 7,000 Punjabi-speaking patients.
I thank Dr. Cheema and iCON for their work and dedication to health care for multicultural communities in our region.
Read the full statement here.