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Zoya’s Love For Playing Doctor Comes True

Zoyah Shaina Riaz’s love of playing doctor is now a real­ity after she graduated with a Bachelor in Medicine and Bach­elor in Surgery last Friday. Zoya, 24, had always loved
18 Dec 2018 11:00
Zoya’s Love For Playing Doctor Comes True
Zoyah Shaina Riaz with her parents Sharina and Riaz Ullah during the Fiji National University Graduation Day on December 14, 2018. Photo: Mereleki Nai

Zoyah Shaina Riaz’s love of playing doctor is now a real­ity after she graduated with a Bachelor in Medicine and Bach­elor in Surgery last Friday.

Zoya, 24, had always loved to play doctor with her set toys. When her mother Sharina identified her po­tential, she began directing Shaina to become what she is today.

The Kulukulu head teacher said: “It was always my dream to see my daughter become a doctor. When she was a toddler she loved to play with doctor toy sets and from there I knew the right path to guide her. I always supported her to become what she is today.”

Her father, Riaz Ullah, a head teacher of Rahmatullah Khan Me­morial School in Sigatoka, then urged Shaina to become a doc­tor and help combat the medical problems that the Nadroga society faced.

Zoya’s parents have also acknowl­edged the Government’s Toppers and TELS programme for its finan­cial help.

Zoya said: “It was my mum’s dream to see me become a doctor and the Government took care of my fees, accommodation and meals for six years and I thank them for this.

“I am happy to fulfill my parent’s dreams and now I am looking for­ward to serve the society and the Nadroga community in terms of healthy living.”

Zoya is the eldest of two siblings. Her younger brother Zuheyr Zirus Riaz is a trainee pilot.

Zoya will start work as an intern on January 2, 2019 at the Lautoka Hospital.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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