Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah instructed Abdullah Al-Azmi, director of the Health Department in the Northern Border Region; to honor a surgeon after his photo of breaking fast. While carrying out a surgical operation went viral on social media.
Dr. Abdul Razaq Al-Huzaimi, head of the Department of Neurosurgery and Spine at Prince Abdulaziz Bin Musaed Hospital in Arar; was seen in the image as helped by a nursing assistant to drink juice to break his fast while performing surgery.
Perfection and Typical example
It also showed the embodiment of perfection in carrying out this noble life-saving mission of many health heroes; who rolled up their sleeves to perform surgeries and other missions without worrying about their own fatigue, hunger and thirst.
Dr. Al-Huzaimi’s exemplary humanitarian act became a typical example of many other heroes; who continue to provide their humanitarian services under any circumstances and times in the health sector. When the Kingdom is waging a tough battle to stem the spread of coronavirus.
These heroes are striving with their dedicated and selfless services in serving the country with offering round-the-clock services for citizens and expatriates unmindful of even exposing their health to danger.
They also deliver a strong message of saving human lives under any circumstances and disseminating the sublime value of humanitarian work especially in overcoming the current pandemic situation.
Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Dr. Al-Huzaimi commented: “The operation was urgent for a 40-year-old patient suffering from brain hemorrhage.
While undergoing the surgical operation; iftar time appeared and that prompted the staff to bring in water and juice quickly; without any interruption of the operation, later-succeeded.”
Dr. Al-Huzaimi also said that all his colleagues are engaged in their work round-the-clock; to carry out their mission to save the lives of people and confront the corona pandemic. “Surgeries are continuing unhindered even at fasting times,” he added.