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 aim is "to prioritise human resource allocation for the national health care system," according to the resolution posted on Twitter by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay.
"As per decision of the government of Pakistan, the suspension of International and Domestic Flight Operations as effected earlier has been extended up to Tuesday April 21, 11:59pm," The Express Tribune quoted the notification as saying on Friday.
In several states and territories across the vast nation of 1.3 billion people, fighter jets and transport aircraft in formations took part in low-flying aerial salutes to thank the country's so-called "corona warriors."
The total land area of mangrove forests in the UAE — those emerald lush along the beaches and waterways that offer surprises because of hanging, crawling and flapping animals that may also give visitors a peek-a-boo — is set to expand with the “birth” of another area bearing these salt-tolerant shrubs at the Abu Dhabi-Dubai border.
With its ample options for families during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Global Village in Dubai has became an ultimate choice to visit.
The Dubai Criminal Court imprisoned an Asian cook for a year, to be followed by deportation and fined Dhs86,000 on charges of using a no-objection certificate and another person’s ID card for fabricating a bus key owned by a contracting company to steal it and sell it conniving with a compatriot.