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Will aim to boost mutual ties: Emirates-based Indian doctor honoured by UAE

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An Indian doctor who was recently honoured by UAE's visiting here for her five decades of contribution to in his country, today said her group aims to strengthen the Indo-UAE relations with skill development of professionals and initiatives.

Zulekha Daud, 80, is the "first Indian woman doctor," who had moved to the in the 60s and started her practice from scratch in Sharjah, an of the group said.

She was felicitated by Sheikh Nahyan at a private function in on Monday, the said.

After years of dedicated service, was established in in 1992 through her efforts. It started off as a 30-bed hospital with basic facilities for gynaecology, obstetrics, surgery, medicine and pediatrics.

The Group includes two multidisciplinary in and Sharjah, as well as three UAE medical centres and three pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 30 disciplines, the Sharjah-based group said in a statement, adding it has also opened a multidisciplinary hospital in

"We hope to achieve more synchronisation and strengthen Indo-UAE relations with skill development of medical professionals and initiatives," Daud was quoted as saying in the statement.

The recognition accorded to her coincides with the 'Year of Zayed' Initiative during which UAE is commemorating the indelible legacy of its founding father.

Abdullah presented her with a letter of thanks and appreciation for her "five decades of valuable contributions to sector in the UAE" and her tireless efforts to boost welfare of UAE citizens and residents, the group said.

Daud said the recognition is an absolute honour and will "inspire me to do more for the nation".

The is paying a visit to from June 24-30.

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First Published: Thu, June 28 2018. 16:35 IST