Covid: Pakistani frontline doctor receives 10-year Golden Visa

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UAE
  • Date: 07/19/2021
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: UAE

Covid: Pakistani frontline doctor receives 10-year Golden Visa

A Pakistani doctor who has served the UAE tirelessly by treating Covid-19 patients amid the pandemic has been awarded the UAE Golden Visa by authorities. An intensive care physician with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), Dr Javairia Hassan received the coveted honour from UAE authorities only three years after moving to the country. She was among the first doctors to volunteer to take care of Covid-19 patients when the pandemic struck last year. "I have been taking care of in-patient screenings in the intensive care unit, and I've been part of the vaccination trials. I've also been working at the Seha vaccination centres in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah," she told Khaleej Times. Dr Hassan even contracted the virus in January this year. However, she has made a full recovery since and is back to work as an ICU physician at Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi. The Dubai resident moved to the UAE in 2018 after getting married. "I finished my MBBS in Pakistan in 2014 and practised medicine there for three years in the government sector. I'd just begun training for my specialisation; however, I couldn't finish it because I had to move to the UAE," said Dr