Covid-2019 Response Team

A number of NASMDA members serve on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.

NASMDA has been actively responding to the community’s questions related to broader issues of pandemic containment (e.g., social distancing, driver safety, stopping the spread, dealing with anxiety) and placing these in a cultural context.

NASMDA members have been directly helping to translate documents from organizations such as the CDC into Punjabi resources for Sikh communities and institutions.

Providing awareness within and outside the Sikh community as clinical experts, and raising awareness of Sikh-related issues such as how to properly address issues related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for its members and community.
As new knowledge and information is gained about COVID-19, NASMDA has been developing content and educating in a timely fashion.

Responding to a crisis like this is not possible without team work. All the materials and response has been prepared and presented with help and support from the following individuals and organizations. This list in no way is comprehensive.


Partners and Supporters 

Content Creators and Contributors

  • Amrit Kaur, MD
  • Arinder Chadha, MD
  • Ashmeet Kaur, MS, CPFS
  • Ashween Sahni, OTR/L
  • Avval Zameer Kaur, Student, UCLA
  • Birinder Narang, MBBS, CCFP
  • Dalvir Pannu, DDS
  • Gurpreet K. Padam, MD, FAAFP
  • Gurpreet Sarao, MD
  • Gurrinder Atwal, DDS
  • Gursev Singh, CISA – sevadaar with international Gobind Sarvar Schools and Darbar Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
  • Harkesh Sandhu, MD
  • Jaspal Singh, MD
  • Jasneet Kaur, MD
  • Jasneet Singh, MD
  • Jot Preet Sahi, MD
  • Jaspreet K. Birk, RN, MSN
  • Jasvir K. Singh, PharmD
  • Jaswinder S. Sandhu, MD
  • Kawalpreet K. Talwar, RN
  • Major Tejdeep S. Rattan, DDS
  • Manvinder Singh, PharmD
  • Navinderdeep Nijher, MD
  • Navjot Singh
  • Nirmaljit Dhami, MD
  • Nitu Hans, Phd Clinical Psychology
  • Pushpinder Sethi, DDS
  • Pooja Kaur Gill, BA, BS
  • Puni Kalra, PhD
  • Ramandeep Kaur, Medical Student, UIC
  • Roshni Singh, MD
  • Sheena Sawhney
  • Stephanie Szeto CIPHI(C) 
  • Suneet Kaur, MD
  • Supreet Singh, MD
  • Terry Bell, MD

Translation, Linguistics and Editing

  • Amardeep S Purewal, Security Engineer
  • Bhalinder Singh, Chardi Kala TV
  • Gurdeep Kaur Chawla, CEO, Indian Language Services
  • Harpreet S. Pannu, MD
  • Harpreet S. Kohli
  • Harry Dhillon
  • Irwin Preet Singh
  • JangPartap Singh
  • Kashmir Singh Shahi
  • Manpreet Singh
  • Meher Pahwa, Medical Student
  • Parminder Singh Soch, Linguist
  • Nirvair Singh
  • Rabinder K. Padam
  • Rajnarind Kaur, MBA
  • Sonia Sandhu, PharmD


Technical and Graphics

  • Aekash Singh, Student, Sequoia Union High School District
  • Angad Singh, Student, Evergreen School District
  • Arzoe Kaur, Student, Sequoia Union High School District
  • Asees Kaur, Student, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
  • Kabir Singh, Student, Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences
  • Ipninder Singh
  • Simur Singh Khurana, Kinesiology student


Social Media and Marketing

  • Meetpaul Singh, MD
  • Rajnarind Kaur, MBA