Dr Ayesha Sultana poses with a Dubai Police souvenir.
An Indian doctor in the UAE has shared her exceptional experience with the authorities during the National Sterilaisation period in Dubai.
Like regular days, Dr Ayesha Sultana was returning home her duties it was when she was stopped by Dubai Police patrol near Al Mulla Plaza on the Dubai-Sharjah road.
It was past midnight.
Dr Ayesha said, “I'm driving back home at 1am during curfew hours, got stopped by Dubai Police HQ… I told him I'm a doctor returning from duty, had all my papers to present them. But they refused to check anything & gave me a Salute… As a resident, this is the biggest day of my life THANKYOU…”
Ayesha recalls her moments when the Dubai Police officer saluted her, expressing gratitude for the gesture and the UAE leadership's efforts and keenness.
Ayesha works at a Screening Centre in Dubai.
Ayesha took to her Twitter and said, “Thank you for the post @UAE_Forsan
@HHShkMohd deserves a big big thankyou for his leadership skills & everything he has done for the country, May Allah bless him…
His efforts are admirable & Dubai Police displayed kindness showing us UAE is home to utmost humanity.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, launched the online #ThankYouHeroes campaign as a tribute to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
In a message of appreciation for doctors, nurses, paramedics and medical teams who dedicate their days and nights to save lives and ensure public safety, Sheikh Mohammed posted a video showing the round-the-clock medical staffers away from their families rushing to fulfil their duties.
"Our society needs to stand united in solidarity with our medical cadres against the global pandemic," he said.
The UAE has reported 552 new cases of coronavirus among various nationalities, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 12,481 as of Thursday.
A video of the incident obtained by Gulf Today revealed a man going live on Instagram Stories to mock the calls of the police. He also wrote abusive remarks on the video.
Sheikh Mohammed reviewed the precautionary measures taken to combat the epidemic in the UAE as emergency teams work round-the-clock to monitor emerging cases in collaboration with hospitals and health centres across the country.
The first delivery included face masks, protective clothing and other essential supplies. The first aircraft carrying the aid landed at Heathrow Airport from China.
The case dates back to last February, when reliable information was forwarded to the Anti-Narcotics Department at Dubai Police about a person consuming narcotics and psychotropic substances and possessing a quantity of them in his house in the Palm Island area in Dubai.
The story did not end here but developed from rape into drugs and the victim ended up at the hands of Dubai Police who referred her to the Hemaya International Centre of Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-narcotics for rehabilitation.
Social media users and residents have called local authorities to honour Matute for his heroic act.