Tijana Postic, who is originally from Sarajevo, was awarded one of the most important awards given by the Government of Catalonia.
Postic was born in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), from which she fled to Spain in 1992 at the age of nine. She is now the head nurse at the Catalan Igualada Hospital.
She is one of four women migrants who played a key role in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. That is why she wasawarded the International Award of Catalonia, and this is among the most prestigious awards presented by this Spanish province.
The significance of this award is also shown by the fact that it was awarded to the former President of the United States (U.S.)Jimmy Carter, former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, and the famous South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Besides Postic, Dania El Mazloum, Anxhela Gradeci, and Ozlem Tureci were awarded for their contribution to the fight against the pandemic.
In an interview with the Catalunya Plural portal, she was described as a very cheerful and calm person, despite a number of severe difficulties caused by the pandemic. They pointed out that her mother also worked as a nurse in BiH until the war. As Postic stated, she was not sure if she would be a nurse, but that her mother’s experience was the key to deciding for this career, Klix.ba writes.