Coronavirus: 90 frontline doctors in Dubai get 10-year visa

Coronavirus, 90 frontline doctors, Dubai, 10-year visa

Dubai - In May this year, 212 expat doctors at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received the same visa.


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Published: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 1:14 PM

Ninety doctors in Dubai have been added to the list of Covid-19 frontliners who were granted golden visas in the UAE.
Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital on Sunday confirmed that 90 of their doctors were given the 10-year residence visas in appreciation of their efforts and dedication as they treated patients amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Announced last year, the golden visa is a 10-year permanent residency visa granted to doctors, scientists, innovators, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs who have made a mark in their sectors.
In May this year, 212 expat doctors at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received the same visa, based on a directive issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Dr Abdulla Al Khayat, CEO of Al Jalila Children's Hospital, said: "We thank our wise leadership for this gesture of appreciation to our doctors. It is not only an appreciation to the doctors that received it but to each and every team member in Al Jalila Children's and for the hospital as a whole. This generous gesture gives us great motivation to continue working tirelessly to provide the highest level of quality care to our young patients and their families."
Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, the first and only paediatric hospital in the UAE, caters to children and adolescents up to the age of 18 years.
Inaugurated on November 1, 2016, the ultramodern 200-bed hospital takes pride in its world-class healthcare experts, who make the most of smart technologies to enhance patient care. 

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