Abdul Qadir Soomro on Monday night became the second doctor in Pakistan to risk his life in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic after Dr. Usama Riaz from Gilgit-Baltistan, who died last month while treating a COVID-19 patient.
Dr Qadir died at the isolation center of the Karachi Indus Hospital on Monday night, family members and colleagues said.
“The leading doctor and medical supervisor at the moment from Tharparkar Alkhidmat Hospital, Dr. Abdul Qadir Soomro, died tonight at the Karachi Indus Hospital. He has been getting life support for the past few days after being infected with coronavirus, “said Pakistani Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) President Dr Azeemuddin.
Expressing deep sadness and sadness over the doctor’s death, PIMA officials said Dr Soomro contracted the virus while treating his patients in the city of Gulshan-e-Hadeed in the city, and when his condition worsened, he went to the Karachi Indus Hospital where he tested positive for the virus. and treated in an isolation ward.
“Earlier this month, his condition worsened and he received life support. He continued to use a ventilator for four to five days, and despite the prayers of his loved ones and thousands of sympathizers, he expired tonight, “said Dr Azeemuddin.
This is the first death of every doctor in Sindh province due to COVID-19, said PIMA officials, even though the health department and the government have not officially announced his death.
With Dr Soomro’s death, the total number of deaths due to coronavirus in Sindh rose to 18, health ministry officials said but added that an official announcement in this matter would be made on Tuesday.
Responding to Dr Qadri’s sad death, Minister Sindh Saeed Ghani said his name was added to the list of heroes in the war against the coronavirus pandemic.
“He serves patients fearlessly, but at the same time our frontline soldiers are doing their duty to take extra care,” Ghani added.
“We will try to provide protective gear for all medical personnel including working in private.”
A kind man
“Dr. Abdul Qadir Soomro was born on February 1, 1956 in the Shikarpur district in Sindh and did his MBBS from Chandka Medical College Larkana. After specializing in dermatology, he started practicing in the province, “said Dr. Abdul Malik, a neurologist and close associate of Dr. Soomro.
Dr Malik said Dr Soomro was a former chief medical officer (CMO) from Pakistan Steel Mills, but most importantly, he was a visionary who helped establish several charity health facilities in Sindh, including Tharparkar Alkhidmat Hospital and Farida Yaqoob Alkhidmat Hospital in Gulshan -e-Hadeed, and also the hospital in Malir.
“Dr. Soomro is a famous doctor and he is known for his love for humanity. “Anyone can go to his clinic and as soon as the patient says he cannot pay, Dr. Soomro will not charge fees but is used to provide medicines for people who need and deserve people too,” he added.
Another doctor, Dr. Fayyaz Alam, said Dr Soomro was a former Nazim from the Islamic Jamiat Talaba (IJT) Sindh and also served as president of PIMA Sindh. The late doctor believed in serving mankind and even in the last days of his life he served the ailing humanity.
“Dr. Soomro could have closed his clinic for fear of coronavirus, but he believes in serving people. He used to say, “where do these people go who come from villages and don’t have remote treatment facilities,” said Dr. Alam.
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