Although he was infected with the Coronavirus, a doctor continues to perform his humanitarian duties from a distance
"Providing life-saving support during the pandemic"is the slogan of this year's International Humanitarian Day, which falls on August 19.This day is devoted to remembering the sacrifices and the efforts made by Qatar Charity field teams and other humanitarian institutions around the world to confront this epidemic and limit its spread.At the time when everyone has left their workplace to shelter in their homes, hoping to protect them from the evil of the Coronavirus, which has spread like wildfire around the world, other groups such as doctors, volunteers and humanitarian workers have chosen to provide aid to those affected by this epidemic, although the risks involved.Dr. Mustafa Haj Omar is one of those heroes who contracted the virus as a result of continuing their work to provide humanitarian service to people in an exceptional situation, specifically on the Syrian-Turkish borders. Dr. Mustafa did not only provide treatment to the affected peoples but he combined medicine and humanitarian work with Qatar Charity, as he is the health official at the Qatar Charity office in Gaziantep, Turkey.With the spread of the disease in Turkey at that time, the Crisis Cell decided to transfer work from the office to the home remotely. After controlling the situation, Dr. Mustafa returned to his workplace and was committed to all safety measures until one of his colleagues in the office became ill with a health condition that was diagnosed with an asymptomatic infection that was treated with some Analgesics, which did not require him to take more precautions towards his sick colleague and continued his work as usual.But his colleague's condition became sour, and it was confirmed that he was infected with the Coronavirus, and from here began Dr. Mustafa's journey with the virus, where he also discovered that he was infected with the disease, which requires complete isolation from his pregnant wife and his three-year-old child.Dr. Mustafa says that the most challenging thing is his daughter's attempt to approach him, but he used to prevent her and try to understand her in a way that suits her.The responsibilities of the doctor were not limited to his small family only during this crisis because he was responsible for implementing the Corona pandemic response projects at Qatar Charity Organization in Syria, which are multiple and varied projects and form an essential part of the response of humanitarian organizations working in the health sector.Due to the responsibility, Dr. Mustafa continued to perform his work remotely with the help of some painkillers, especially since his infection with the virus coincided with the announcement of the first cases of Corona discovered in the regions of northern Syria.A sense of responsibility and a noble humanitarian message did not discourage this heroic humanitarian work and other heroes to continue humanitarian work despite the injury.This pandemic that has begun to wane will inevitably pass, but these inspiring stories will remain stuck in the minds and a source of inspiration for all humanitarian workers.