A Dubai-based Indian-origin doctor has been conferred the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman for his contributions to healthcare. Vinod Gauba, 36, who has worked with the less fortunate and visually impaired, was presented with the award earlier this month by Baroness Verma at the House of Lords in London.
He was awarded for his pioneering role in the field of ophthalmology. The ‘Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman’ is presented to 20 recipients selected from over 30 million Non-Resident Indians or people of Indian origin for exceptional achievements in various fields. “With Dubai fast becoming the Middle Eastern healthcare hub, we are proud to possess a premier level of expertise and technology in the UAE, attracting patients not only from the region but from all across the globe,” Gauba said.
Gauba is based at Dubai Healthcare City, a multispecialty surgery centre for providing specialised eyecare.