Pakistani doctor from Jhelum Dr Muhammad Usman Janjua has been recognised for volunteering to treat patients suffering from coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.
Pakistani doctor Muhammad Usman Janjua is the first foreign doctor who stepped forward to treat infected people in Wuhan as a volunteer.
The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan tweeted “we appreciate Dr Muhammad Usman Janjua, a Pakistani doctor to join the fight against coronavirus in China as a volunteer. He is a teacher from Changsha Medical University, China and hails from Deena, Jhelum, Pakistan.”
Senator Sherry Rehman also recognised Janjua’s bravery. she described the Jhelum doctor as a “hero” in her recent tweet.
Dr Muhammad Usman Janjua talked to media that when the news of the outbreak first broke, he made it a point to constantly monitor the situation. He formally applied to the Foreign Experts Service Office at the Hunan Science and Technology Department, hoping to volunteer in Wuhan on 27th Jan.
He further told that China provided me with good opportunities for education and employment. I am unable to forget China and Changsha.
He added that the staff sent me the methods of epidemic prevention and virus isolation every day, asking me to protect myself, solving many difficulties for me.
He maintained that when his family and friends in Pakistan called to ask him about the situation in China, he replied by saying: “I am fine. The Chinese government cares about us very much.”