Hamda Ali Al-Doubi smiles during an interview.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has praised a young Emirati girl who took up the responsibilities to become a nurse.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Hamda Ali Al-Doubi... an Emirati nurse in the frontline of defence... a graduate of Fatima College of Health Sciences.
Greetings to her... Greetings to Sheikha Fatima, who sponsored her college... Greetings to the homeland that brings out new models of heroes every day.”
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) shared a video and said, “Hamda Ali Al-Doubi, a role model for the Emirati nurse in humanitarian duty.“Her smile is a source of optimism and her work is a source of pride for her family, and is highly appreciated by the country’s leadership and people.
Thank you, our first line of defence heroes.”
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, launched the ‘Your City Needs You’ volunteering campaign through the ‘Day for Dubai’ app.
Like Hamda, several young Emiratis have taken up the responsibilities to serve the community.
Dr Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson for the UAE health sector, called on the nation’s youth to volunteer in all fields, and raise awareness about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) based on scientific facts and credible information to counter misinformation and rumours often circulated on social media, which have been triggering needless fear and panic in people.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has taken all necessary measures to evacuate Emirati citizens and their companions abroad, in co-ordination with UAE embassies and representative missions abroad.
The pandemic has engulfed the world in sorrow and pain, forced closure of almost all outdoor events and locked millions of people indoors. But shortly the gloom will come to an end and humanity will come alive once again. So also will be the case with the rescheduled Expo 2020 (“New dates for Dubai Expo 2020 announced,” May 4, Gulf Today).
Suchetha Satish, 14, UAE-based Indian teenager is spreading COVID-19 awareness in 22 languages by singing and composing songs.
Healthcare experts have stressed that this is the time to embrace emerging healthcare technologies such as telemedicine. Participating in the Advance Health webinar organised by the Dubai Science Park to address the COVID-19 pandemic, they noted that as an international business and events hub, the UAE has robust procedures to manage health and safety and respond swiftly to outbreaks of infectious diseases.
A group of students of determination took part in the ‘healthy cooking’ competition organized by the Rashid Center for People of Determination in the presence of artist Shatha Hassoun, Emirati Chef Somaya Obaid and Chef Abdul Rahman Al Shugairi.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred a 39-year-old African sales representative to the Criminal Court on charges of bringing and possessing one and a half kilogrammes of cocaine for promotion.
The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE), represented by the Certificate Equivalency Department, has notified the Customer Happiness Centres nationwide to stop attesting certificates issued by four universities operating within the UAE, including: Al Hosn University, University of Modern Sciences, Maktoum Bin Hamdan Dental University College, and Al Jazeera University.
In his weekly tweet with the hashtag “#FlashesofLeadership,” the Dubai Ruler said, “If the needy comes to you, help him... And if the oppressed comes to you, support him... And if the owner of the idea comes to you, support him also… And if the world comes to you, listen to the world...”