Keralite nurse in Dubai turns saviour for hundreds
A Keralite nurse in the UAE is one of the major helping hands for the people who are struck there either due to job loss, health issues, or any other calamity which one may face in a foreign land.
Thiruvananthapuram: A Keralite nurse in the UAE is one of the major helping hands for the people who are struck there either due to job loss, health issues, or any other calamity which one may face in a foreign land.
Hajara Valiyakath, who hails from Kerala’s Thrissur, has been in the UAE for the past 16 years, working as a nurse in a private hospital in Dubai. She began getting interested in social work and helping out the downtrodden began after she found people admitted in the hospital who required aid and support. She has opened a social organisation, named “Jeeva Karunya Hastham” or ‘a helping hand with compassion’.
Talking to IANS, Valiyakath said: “Earlier my thought was that I could support and help people once I had good savings but then I found that it was not like that and had to intervene in social life as I was daily witnessing the trauma and helplessness faced by many people who are admitted in the hospital where I am working.”
She said that once she had to intervene in the issue of her roommate who had to suddenly go back to Kerala after her father fell ill. However on reaching the airport, she found that her company owner had given a complaint to the immigration authorities that she was “absconding” from work.
The nurse had to give her own passport as security to let her roommate go back to India and she found that the sponsor had raised such an issue due to some misdeeds of the recruiting agency.