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KP’s Senior Doctor Loses Life To Coronavirus

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Senior doctor Mohammad Javed passed away on Saturday morning battling the coronavirus. He was practicing at Hayatayabad Medical Complex, hospital director, Shehzad Faisal has confirmed.

Dawn reported that Dr Mohammad Javed was an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist and was stationed inside the Covid-19 ward.

“He was on the front lines to combat the coronavirus,” Faisal said.

Dr Javed had tested positive for the virus a week before his death and has been on the ventilator since. He is also the first doctor in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to lose his life to Covid-19.

The hospital director also confirmed that more than a dozen doctors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Provincial Doctors Association has strongly recommended a complete lockdown in the province and separate hospitals at divisional level for those infected to contain the spread of the virus and manage active patients effectively.

As of today, Pakistan’s tally of confirmed virus cases has crossed 11,000 while deaths linked to the novel Covid-19 have climbed up to 248.


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