Dr Saleema Rehman poses for a photograph in a private hospital in Rawalpindi. Twitter photo
Gulf Today Report
In the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, which has cost thousands of precious lives across the globe, doctors and medical staff have emerged as the true fearless warriors saving lives.
Dr Saleema Rehman during an operation.
Afghan refugee Dr Saleema Rehman is one such frontline warrior in the COVID-19 battle, providing her services at Pakistan’s Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) paid tribute to the refugee doctor, serving humanity in the hour of utmost need.
In its post, the UNHCR Representation for EU Affairs said: “At Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Afghan refugee Dr Saleema Rehman provides a lifeline to some of the poorest people in Pakistan.”
Pakistan is among the worst-hit countries in South Asia in terms of coronavirus cases, with the tally crossing 4,000.
Officials and experts said that the female doctors were brought back to the Sindh’s health system through a technology-driven initiative by one of the oldest public sector medical universities in the country, which has so far succeeded in bringing back to the profession over 800 Pakistani lady doctors in different countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that as a gesture of solidarity with the people of India, Pakistan has offered to provide relief support including ventilators, oxygen supply kits, digital X-ray machines, PPEs and related items.
Last year I travelled to Jordan with UNHCR to meet Syrian refugees living in Azraq camp. I learnt so much from that visit, and I saw what it looks like to have resilience in the face of unimaginable difficulty.
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