Kashmir-based physician treating COVID sufferers for over four months dies after contracting illness

Srinagar, August 9

A senior physician in Kashmir who was on the forefront of the battle towards COVID-19 died at a hospital right here on Sunday after contracting the illness, officers stated.

Dr Mohammad Ashraf Mir, a resident of Pampore space of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, handed away within the morning on the SKIMS hospital in Soura right here, they stated.

The officers stated Mir had been treating COVID-19 sufferers for the previous 4 months and within the course of, contracted the virus.

The physician examined optimistic for COVID-19 and was admitted to the hospital with bilateral pneumonia. He was later shifted to an intensive care unit as he couldn’t preserve oxygen saturation and handed away this morning, they added.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed his condolences to the household of the physician, who was working as a medical officer in Pulwama.

In his message, the Lt Governor prayed for everlasting peace to the departed soul of the nice corona warrior and power to the bereaved relations, an official spokesman stated.

He stated Sinha additionally conveyed his deepest sympathies to the household and pals of Mir.

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president G A Mir additionally expressed condolences over Mir’s demise, saying the deceased sacrificed his life whereas serving his sufferers.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated Mir was a hero, and the occasion was deeply saddened by his dying.

 “Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Dr. Mohd Ashraf Mir sb due to Covid. He was working round the clock since the pandemic began. May his soul rest in peace & his family find the courage to bear this irreparable loss. Our sincere condolences to the bereaved. He’s a hero,” it stated in a tweet. PTI


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