From Our Correspondent
GILGIT: A doctor from Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), who had earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus, passed away on Sunday, government spokesperson FaizullahFaraq said.
Faraq did not specify if the doctor’s death was caused by the novel coronavirus.
The deceased doctor was working at a medical facility screening pilgrims travelling to the province from the Pakistan-Iran border at Taftan. According to GB health department official Dr Shah Ramzan, A* had fallen sick approximately two nights ago after returning home from work — a screening centre in GB’s Juglot tehsil — around midnight. He was tested positive for coronavirus and had been placed on a ventilator.
Rashid Arshad, spokesman for chief minister of GB, said that A* was removed from a ventilator after two days with the consent of his family.
Quoting his father, the official had said: “He told his family he was tired and went to sleep. However, he didn’t wake up in the morning as he usually did.
“Concerned, his family went to his room to check up on him. But, they found A* to be unresponsive,” he said.
Ramzan added that the doctor’s family rushed him to the nearest hospital.