ISLAMABAD: The first death from coronavirus has been reported in the federal capital.
A foreign national, who used a ventilator due to complications after he signed Covid-19, breathed his last on Monday.
Pims media coordinator, Dr Waseem Khawaja, when speaking with Dawn, said the patient used to work at a foreign international airline as a flight attendant and contracted the virus.
“Later, the victim’s husband was also confirmed with the virus but he recovered fully. “The body has been sent to the morgue and proper arrangements will be made for burial so that no one will be infected,” he said.
Dr Khuwaja said, according to standard operating procedures, the deceased had been removed from the ventilator for some time to see an improvement, but there was no improvement in his condition.
He said that the deceased had been in solitary confinement for the past few weeks.
Islamabad deputy commissioner Hamza Shafqat, in a statement, said that one female patient from Rawalpindi in Pims had died. “The coronary test was negative more than a week ago. He died of other complications. Her husband also contracted a corona but he recovered, “he said.
It is worth mentioning that previously a woman had died at Shifa International Hospital but the Deputy Commissioner had claimed that when a woman was transferred from Rawalpindi it should be considered the Rawalpindi death rather than Islamabad.
Published in Dawn, April 7, 2020
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