Dear Rt Hon Patel
- URGENT APPEAL AGAINST THE DEPORTATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS/DEPENDANTS OF IMMIGRANT HEALTH CARE WORKERS ON TIER2 (SKILLED WORKERS) VISA WHO DIE ON THE FRONTLINE FIGHTING COVID-19
- REMOVAL OF IMMIGRATON HEALTH SURCHARGE (IHS) FOR IMMIGRANT HEALTHCARE WORKERS.
The Medical Association of NigerianS Across Great Britain (MANSAG) is a UK- registered Charity, established in 1997 exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. It is the only body representing over 5000 Nigerian Medical Practitioners and Allied Healthcare Professionals in the British Isles, with the main aims of benefitting the public in general and in particular but not exclusively, Nigerian people living in the British Isles. MANSAG is thus a representative group for healthcare workers of Nigerian origin, and we write on their behalf.
These are unprecedented times, and we would like to thank the government for its provision for the British public and its continued efforts in the fight to minimise the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
You will no doubt understand that given the rising numbers of COVID-19 related deaths, particularly amongst our Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) NHS colleagues as it is becoming evident, people are anxious and concerned for themselves and their families.