Pakistan lost one more army in the fight against the new corona virus on Monday. Dr Abdul Qadir Soomro has fought for his life in the Indus Hospital.
Dr Soomro, a skin specialist and physicist, was one of the front-line people who helped the country fight the deadly pandemic. He is the administrator of a charity hospital run by the Al-Khidmat Foundation.
After his health deteriorated, the 64-year-old man was transferred to the Indus Hospital on April 1 where he tested positive for COVID-19. According to the doctor, he also suffered from blood pressure and diabetes.
The doctor is from Shikarpur but lives in Gulshan-e-Hadid in Karachi. He completed his MBBS from Chandka Medical Hospital in 1981 and then finished his PhD.
Dr Soomro is a former chief medical officer from the Pakistan Steel Plant and also serves as president of the Islamic Medical Association, Sindh.
He was laid in Karachi and left a widow and a son. Dr Soomro is the third doctor in the country to die of the virus.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah expressed his condolences for the death of the doctor. “Doctors are the first line of defense in this pandemic,” he said.
The best award we can give to this hero is to persevere against the deadly virus, Shah added.