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Frontliner To Spend Father’s Day Away From Home

“I would like to wish all fathers and frontliners, a Happy Father’s Day.”
22 Aug 2021 16:13
Frontliner To Spend Father’s Day Away From Home
Vasemaca Kuritoga with her children Mohammed Naihrun Junior Khan, Daniel Vakasau Khan and Catherine Aleezah Dilo Khan in Labasa, on August 19, 2021. Photo: Shratika Naidu

These were the sentiments shared by Naihrun Junior Khan, a nurse practitioner.

Mr Khan has been in the nurs­ing profession for more than seven years based at Lagi Health Centre in Dogotuki, Macuata Province.

He has been away from home for four months on deployment at the Nasinu Emergency Operation Centre in Suva.

He hails from Labasa with ma­ternal links to Navunievu, in Bua Province.

Naihrun Junior Khan at Nasinu Emergency Operation Centre in Suva, on August 19, 2021. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Naihrun Junior Khan at Nasinu Emergency Operation Centre in Suva, on August 19, 2021. Photo: Shratika Naidu

The 30-year-old father has three children. His wife is also a nurse.

He said it was a painful moment to leave his family behind, but was living with great satisfaction by faithfully answering a call to help others.

His only wish for this Father’s Day is for Fijians to hold hands, practice safe COVID-19 precau­tions and get vaccinated.

“I have seen mothers, fathers and children die before my eyes due to coronavirus and it is real,” the emotional Mr Khan said.

“As a father and a head of a fam­ily it starts with us, everything starts from home.”

Mr Khan said he won’t be cele­brating Father’s Day with his fam­ily this year, but he thanked them for their support.

“I would like to wish all fathers and frontliners, a Happy Father’s Day.”

Father’s Day will be celebrated on September 5.

 



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