VIDEO: Sheikh Mohamed personally calls families of fallen COVID-19 heroes in UAE - GulfToday

VIDEO: Sheikh Mohamed personally calls families of fallen COVID-19 heroes in UAE


A combo image shows the fallen frontliners in the UAE.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday made personal phone calls to the families of the frontline heroes who passed away while performing their duty to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the UAE.

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed spoke to Dr Sudhir Rambhau Washimkar’s wife to offer his condolences.

Dr Sudhir Washimkar was working with Burjeel Hospital Al Ain.

Sheikh Mohamed said, “Good evening ma’am, this is Mohamed Bin Zayed speaking. It is an honour to call you today to offer my condolences. We are so lucky to have somebody like you, who worked with us and sacrificed for us…”

Sheikh Mohamed spoke to Ahmed Al Sebaei’s brother Mohamed Al Sebaei.
Ahmed Al Sebaei was a senior medical lab technician at Mediclinic Al Ain hospital.

Sheikh Mohamed told Sebaei, “You gave us the ultimate gift, allow us to repay you in any way at any time. He is like a son to us, you have a family now in the UAE and a brother called Mohamed Bin Zayed.”  

During the phone conversations, Sheikh Mohamed expressed thanks and appreciation to the great role the fallen heroes played and the dedication they demonstrated while working to combat the pandemic. He said the Emirati community will never forget their sacrifices.

"We are very proud of our heroes who lived with us and were part of our social fabric. They worked hard to protect our health and to ensure our safety during difficult times," he said.

Sheikh Mohamed added that the people of the UAE cherish their heroes, Emiratis and residents alike, look up to them as role models and value their sacrifices.

"The UAE will never forget the sacrifices made by Dr. Sudhir Rambhau Washimkar, nurse Lezly Orione, Anvar Ali, Ahmed Al Sebaei, Dr. Bassam Bernieh and other heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect our loved ones. The families of the heroes of humanity are part of our society and the UAE will always support and stand by them."

The families of fallen heroes expressed their appreciation to Sheikh Mohamed's calls, commending the UAE leadership for their noble initiatives. They also underlined Sheikh Mohamed's keenness to personally attend to their needs.

They also expressed pride over the sacrifices of their heroes and prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the Emirati leadership with continued good health, and the UAE and its people with a prosperous future.

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