Based in Manchester, United Kingdom, Alykhan Alyan Kassam alongside his clinical and academic commitments, joined the virtual frontline, working as a clinical contact caseworker for the National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England. As part of this additional commitment, he undertakes public health risk assessments of people who have tested positive for Covid-19, conducts contact tracing and provides public health advice including advice on self-isolating to the affected.

Alykhan's parents are Ugandan migrants who moved to the UK in the 1970s. Being the first member of his family to join the healthcare profession, Alykhan also teaches various degree level programmes including nursing, medicine and Masters’ level courses, now via distance learning, thanks to the ongoing pandemic. 

He is a regular attendee at the Manchester Jamatkhana and an active volunteer also.

"Stay safe and ensure that you have at least one month’s supply of medication at home. Maintaining mental well-being is particularly important at this difficult time – take the time to virtually connect with friends and family. Even though we may not be able to physically meet our loved ones, we can still create lasting memories and reassure others that they are not alone during this crisis," he said.