General Secretary of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) Dr Arshad Munir died of coronavirus at a hospital on Tuesday.
He was 61. Dr Arshad was admitted at a private hospital and had been on ventilator for several days due to serious breathing problems, caused by deadly Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Munir was performing his duty as a radiologist at a hospital in Faisalabad.
Central President of PIMA Dr Khubaib Shahid has condoled the demise of Dr Arshad Munir.
It is pertinent to mention here that recently 110 doctors of Lahore’s Services Hospital, have been infected with novel coronavirus and over 10 of them are said to be in a precarious condition.
Earlier on Monday, another doctor in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) succumbed to coronavirus on Monday, raising the death toll of doctors to have died in the province from the virus to 51.
According to the Provincial Doctors Association, Dr Muhammad Taufiq contracted coronavirus while performing his duties at the Police Hospital and was self-isolating at home. He breathed his last on Monday.
The association further revealed that so far the deadly virus has claimed the lives of at least 51 doctors in the province, while seven doctors have died since February last.
Following his death, doctors in the province called upon the government to take emergency measures to ensure that the lives of these frontline workers were protected.—TLTP