Pakistani doctor challenges his deportation from UK
After his visa was rejected, a number of his colleagues also expressed support for Kazmi, a junior specialist in acute medicine.
A colleague stressed it is 'bonkers' that a well-respected doctor of NHS is being deported amid the health service crisis in the UK.
#DoNotDeportDrSyed yes one of the top doctors in birmingham is going to be deported in a few days time hes a good doctor and a kind hearted man please support us and hopefully the home office will see sense— Gary tidball (@GTidball) January 17, 2018
Breaking my twitter holiday to retweet this #DoNotDeportDrSyed He is a brilliant doctor and should not be deported because of the 'Brave New World' our insular, right-wing appeasing country has become ?? @homeofficeUK @AmberRuddHR please take up @UKLabour @LibDems https://t.co/iocBL5zXNz
— Thomas Jackson (@delirious_dr) January 18, 2018
— Amy Rogers (@dramyrogers) January 17, 2018
Kazmi has moved the courts against the threatened deportation.
Dr Kazmi, who lives with his family in Birmingham, said, “I have loved working in the NHS and it was a pleasure of my life to serve in the most tolerant and civilised society in the world.”
“From a dying person to a newborn child, I have served all in my career and learned a lot,” the Mail Online quoted Kazmi.
“This whole case of immigration broke me to thousands of pieces every day since the decision which I have read more than 1,000 times.”
“I wish to stay and continue to serve in acute medicine which is the health speciality least recruited.”
Dr Kazmi said UK Home Office used insulting words in the letters, adding that he did not do anything wrong intentionally. He said that no department of the country has carried out proceedings against him.
His colleague, Dr David Nicholl, took to Twitter as saying, "Truly the UK reaches a new low...Home Office is planning to deport my colleague Dr Syed Kazmi from acute medicine...we need him!!"
Truly the UK reaches a new low...Home Office is planning to deport my colleague Dr Syed Kazmi from acute medicine🤤🤤🤤...we need him!! PLEASE SIGN & RT https://t.co/F0f12bDgFy pic.twitter.com/v0pScyWcxd— Dr David 'say yes to getting vaccinated' Nicholl (@djnicholl) December 27, 2017
Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood, who has raised the issue with Home Secretary Amber Rudd, said he received no answer yet.
The Home Office confirmed that the visa application by Kazmi was turned down in the wake of an administrative review, and a notice was served to the said doctor on January 11.
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