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Frontline workers fighting COVID-19 receive warm welcome in Moscow Cathedral Mosque A solemn celebration in the honour of doctors, sponsors and volunteers fighting the coronavirus pandemic took place in the Moscow Cathedral Mosque. The event used to coincide with the Medical Worker's Day, but this year the coronavirus pandemic brought about some changes, so the celebration was conducted in two stages. The first meeting with healthcare workers took place earlier in August.

The event was attended by Dr Shamil Gainulin (surgeon, President of the hospital, chairman of the Healthcare Committee of the Russian Muftis Council, member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Honoured Doctor of the Republic of Tatarstan), Ramil Khabriyev (member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, director of the Semashko National Research Institute of Public Health), Rafik Shaburov (chief medical officer of the Russian Railways Hospital), Milyausha Yusupova (candidate of Medical Sciences, head of the department of the Burnazyan Federal Medical and Biophysical Centre) and others.

At the beginning of the event the guests watched a video devoted to the relationship between doctors and clergy.

Rushan Abbyasov, first deputy chairman of the Russian Muftis Council, conveyed the words of welcome on behalf of the religious leader of Russian Muslims, chairman of the Russian Muftis Council and the Religious Board of Muslims of Russia Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin.

Rushan Abbyasov drew the guests' attention to the close cooperation between the Russian Muftis Council and healthcare specialists. He noted that this cooperation was based on the principles of mercy, compassion, help and respect. He also recalled that a year before a decision had been made to establish a Committee for Cooperation with Healthcare Bodies, which is supposed to conduct activities within the framework of the Public Council of the Russian Muftis Council and the Religious Board of Muslims.

According to Rushan Abbyasov, the commitment of health workers during the pandemic was an act of bravery, and many doctors and nurses had to sacrifice their lives to save other people. He emphasised that the Russian Muslim leaders could not escape the coronavirus either.

At the end of his speech the first deputy chairman of the RMC thanked the healthcare workers for their dedicated work and commitment to saving the lives of patients.

"This is the second time we are meeting in the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, and I would like to thank the Russian Muftis Council for its attention to the medical community," said Shamil Gainullin. According to him, our healthcare system is ready to fight this virus. He also emphasized that there were doctors, academicians, professors, ambulance drivers, medical engineers present at the event, and each of them made a significant contribution to the fight against coronavirus.

Ramil Khabriyev, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, director of the N.A. Semashko National Research Institute for Public Health, mentioned that on 12 August he became one of volunteers who would test the vaccine against coronavirus infection. He also noted that 8 methodological recommendations on COVID-19 had been issued so far.

Rafik Shaburov, chief medical officer of the Russian Railways Hospital, thanked the Russian Muftis Council, in particular, the religious leader of Russian Muslims, Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin, and the entire RMC team for their respect and attention.

"I also express my gratitude to our doctors. Despite having contracted this virus, every doctor returned back to work. In our hospital alone, dozens of doctors worked for 24 hours a day, without sleeping, because they refused to leave patients even for a minute," he said.

Some of the guests received medals and letters of appreciation. Imams, volunteers, managers and employees of charitable organisations also did not spare themselves during the pandemic. Their selfless efforts aimed at supporting vulnerable population did not go unnoticed.

The participants of the event watched with a video about the activities of the Health Care Committee of the Russian Muftis Council and were offered a dinner. At the end of the event the guests thanked the Russian Muftis Council and Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin for the appreciation of the efforts of medical workers and a warm welcome.


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