Covid’s deadly rampage among medics continues

Dr Ali Akber was laid down to rest at his ancestral graveyard


Our Correspondent May 08, 2021
PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR:

Covid-19 has rapidly been claiming the lives of medics across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) as another doctor succumbed to it on Friday, pushing up the total number to 66.

Over all around 102 health workers including doctors have lost their lives so far despite the fact that doctors are constantly demanding proper protective gears for the medics and all hospital staff from the government but without any success.

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On Friday, a senior Medical Officer Ali Akbar breathed his last in Kulsoom International Hospital, Islamabad. He had been admitted to the Corona Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the past two weeks at the hospital and died on Friday. He worked at District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Matta and was rushed to the hospital when his condition deteriorated rapidly two weeks ago.

Dr Ali Akber was a resident of Baz Khela village in Matta Tehsil of Swat and was laid down to rest at his ancestral graveyard.

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