A hero is a person who is admired for exceptional courage, nobility, outstanding achievements and strength. He is a person who protects you, cares about you and potentially saves your life.
Every crisis has its own heroes, and every disaster requires displays of selflessness and sacrifice. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people turned into volunteers and are helping the needy in every possible way. One such capeless hero is Syed Rizwan Mohiuddin, UMMC President.
Syed Rizwan Mohiuddin was a successful entrepreneur and businessman before entering healthcare. His mother’s illness for four years had inspired him to pursue a career in healthcare. Also, he wanted to make sure that the underinsured and uninsured were being served adequately as he heard about the challenges patients, and their families face when they have little or no access to healthcare.
Mohiuddin instructs his UMMC staff to prioritize patient treatment and satisfaction above all. He also ensures that no one is turned away due to their race, gender, economic status, or insurance status. His main goal is to treat everyone with dignity and provide high-quality care to each and every patient.
Mohiuddin displayed his heroism again when he purchased distilled water tankers and shifted patients from surrounding hospitals into UMMC North when the entire greater Houston area was frozen, and hospitals ran out of water. He also saved hundreds of dialysis patients.
Mohiuddin continued to provide a high level of care by delivering COVID-19 vaccines to thousands of Houston residents when the vaccinations effort was underway. Mohiuddin stated, ” Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the CDC and the State of Texas have all played an important role in helping to provide the vaccine to Texas residents.”
Also, Mohiuddin is working to offer proper aid to India during the outbreak in collaboration with Consulate General of India Houston and Government of Andhra Pradesh India. He played one of the important roles in organizing 1000 Oxygen Concentrators, 1,700 oxygen cylinders, two oxygen plants, 3,000 pulse oximeters, COVID-19 medication packs.
Mohiuddin, his team at UMMC and his family, have been invaluable assets to the Houston community, especially during the unprecedented global COVID-19 outbreak.