VIDEO: Young Emirati nurse says it’s time to help the nation amid pandemic - GulfToday

VIDEO: Young Emirati nurse says it’s time to help the nation amid pandemic


Sheikha Almazmi speaks to the media during her interview.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Sheikha Almazmi, a role model for the Emirati nurses on humanitarian service, has described her duties in a video message to the society during the coronavirus pandemic.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) shared the video and said, “Sheikha Almazmi, 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.”

Almazmi works at Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah.

Her mother said, “I feel for her, but you know she helps others at the same time.” 

On working away from home at a crucial time, Almazmi said, “This makes me worried about being far from family because I fear for them.”

Her mother said, “I miss her and worry about her at the same time. I keep thinking of her and what she feels. I know she is strong… She is a real asset to her country.

“We are proud that our people are our first line of defence.”


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Almazmi said, “All I think about is saving patients’ lives. It is a matter of life and death.  It is my time to help the nation.

“We all are one. It is the time to return the favour to my country.

“We, the medical personnel, are making a significant impact in history.”

Like Almazmi, several young Emiratis have taken up the responsibility of serving the community.  

Recently, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, praised a young Emirati girl Hamda Ali Al-Doubi, who took up the responsibilities to become a nurse. 

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.

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