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AFP
April 28, 202002:48
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Doctor Khitam Hussein heads the outbreak response at the Rambam Hospital near Haifa
For Hussein all that matters is saving lives – whether a patient is Arab or Jewish
HAIFA, Israel: Each morning since February, Israeli Arab doctor Khitam Hussein has woken up before dawn to rush to a job on the frontline of the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus.
Hussein, 44, has emerged as a prominent member of Israel’s often marginalized Arab community which is now playing an essential role in confronting an unprecedented health crisis.
She heads the outbreak response at the Rambam Hospital near Haifa, the largest hospital in northern Israel, and has been working 12-hour days for months.
“It is incredibly difficult work, no day is like another,” she said.
“Our lives have been turned upside down.”
Israel has registered more than 15,000 cases of COVID-19, with 202 death

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