While the country is fighting to combat the novel coronavirus, an Afghan refugee doctor has won the hearts of Pakistanis because she is at the forefront of treating poor patients, including victims of the coronavirus.
Dr. Saleema Rehman cares for some of the poorest patients in a small Holy Family hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees tweeted to Dr. Appreciate Rehman.
At Holy Family Hospital🏥 in Rawalpindi, Afghan refugee Dr Saleema Rehman provides a lifeline to some of the poorest people in Pakistan.
The hospital provides healthcare to #refugees and locals. It is supported by @EuropeAid 🇪🇺 + @UNHCRPakistan #WorldHealthDay pic.twitter.com/GURxD4kjaL
— UNHCR Representation for EU Affairs (@Refugees_EU) April 7, 2020
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to nearly 5,000 cases with over 60 deaths on Friday morning, while the country is facing an acute economic crisis due to the ban.