Covid-19: Dubai grants 212 frontline doctors 10-year gold residency visas

by Abdulmumeen S. Yitta
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In appreciation of efforts by frontline doctors and other professional health workers in combating coronavirus, Dubai has granted permanent Golden Residency visas to 212 doctors who attend to Covid-19 patients in the Emirate’s hospitals.

This was confirmed in a Tweet by the Dubai Medical Office on on Wednesday 13 2020

“As a gesture of appreciation to the frontline teams @HHShkMohd grants the 10-year golden residency visa to doctors at @DHA_Dubai, who attend directly to COVID-19 patients, securing the well-being of our society,” the tweet reads.

The announcement was made by Humaid al-Qatami, the Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, following a directive given by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

According to al-Qatami, the permanent residency of 10 years would be granted to qualified professionals and expert physicians who have been contributing immensely in the fight against the pandemic.

He further stated that all expenses involved in the processes of the 10-years permanent Golden Residency visas would be incurred by the authority.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet that the gesture is to appreciate frontline health workers who have been dedicated and equally committed to fighting the pandemic as they directly attend to patients infected with the virus.

He further disclosed that the permanent Golden Residency visas would be given to 212 both male and female health professionals and physicians for their fearlessness and hard work in the face of the ravaging pandemic.

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