Doctor reportedly fearful about deportation of mother

Monday 12th April 2021 09:51 EDT

A doctor whose husband died from Covid-19 is reportedly fearful that she will have to leave the country and the NHS if her elderly mother is deported.

Dr Liza Harry, a consultant paediatrician at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, informed the BBC that she needed the support of her mother to help look after her seven-year-old daughter.

Her 48-year-old husband, Dr Vishna Rasiah who worked at the Birmingham Women's and Children's trust, died in April last year and Dr Harry’s mother reportedly came to the UK from Trinidad in June to care and help reassure her daughter.

In her statement to the BBC, she said if her mum has to go back to Trinidad, she will have to leave too because she will not have childcare.

She said, "Having her here has made such a difference and I am planning to return to work later this month but the difficulty has been trying to do my job planning without knowing whether I will have any help with childcare at home".

The Home Office has assured that this case will be fast-tracked.

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