Dr Sudhir Rambo Wachimkar, 61 - contracted Covid-19 in May while working as an internal medicine specialist at Burjeel Royal Hospital in Al Ain.
Dr. Varsha Wachimkar was sitting alone in her apartment - thinking of her husband who lost his life serving COVID-19 patients - when she received a reassuring call.
On the other hand, it was His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who recently called on the frontline families who died in the mission of Covid.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during the phone call, expressed his thanks and appreciation for the great role that the fallen heroes played in fighting the epidemic. He said that Emirati society will never forget their sacrifice.
Dr Farsha's husband - Dr Sudhir Rambo Wachimkar, 61, contracted Covid-19 in May while working as an internal medicine specialist at Burjeel Royal Hospital in Al Ain. He took his last breath on 6 June after about a month of treatment.
He left behind a grieving wife, who is a general practitioner at the Abu Dhabi Police Clinic in Al Ain, as well as two sons - Siddart, 29, and Rahul, 25 - who are also doctors who work in India.
I got a call from the governor's office, saying that the crown prince would like to talk to me. Then he called at around 6 pm, praising heaps of praise to my husband and family for being on the front lines and serving the UAE with our heart and soul. "It was an incredibly beautiful gesture that I will cherish for the rest of my life," said Dr. Farsha.
She added that the call lasted a few minutes. “There was a lot of anxiety in His Highness’s voice as he said that he is grateful for the efforts made by my husband to serve the country that he called back home for the past 12 years.”
Dr. Farsha also received the Medal of Honor for her late husband on the UAE Memorial Day on 30 November.
The medal, dubbed Fallen Frontline Heroes Order, is awarded to those who lost their lives on the front lines in the battle of Covid-19.