First Pakistani doctor killed in battle against Coronavirus. The Gilgit-Baltistan Health Department has confirmed that Dr. Osama Riaz Jan, who played a leading role in the fight against the Coronavirus, has been dead.
In a message posted on Twitter by the Health Department Gilgit-Baltistan, Dr Osama will be given the status of ‘National Hero’.
Dr. Osama originally belonged to the Tamirkhel tribe of Mansehra, whose native language is Hindku, but his ancestors settled long ago in the Chelas area of Gilgit.
He was stationed at the screening of the Coronavirus patients at Jaglot.
Dr Osama’s villagers say they became unconscious during duty. He was later transferred to the ICU on a ventilator.
News of his death was circulating on social media during that time, but it was not confirmed.
Idris, a resident of Chelas, told Active Pak News that even to this day, Osama’s family had not been informed about his son’s life.
According to Idriss, a friend of his told him at the same hospital that Osama’s clinical death had taken place on Friday but the family had not received any information till date.
Dr Osama is said to be the first Pakistani doctor to be killed in the fight against the coronavirus. He was on duty as a doctor screening.
It is also being said that because they did not have protective kits, they had to treat patients without any protective measures.
People on social media are demanding that give the country’s highest military honor to Dr Osama, who lost his life in the fight against the Coronavirus.
Dr. Osama received his matriculation from Government School in Chelas and then did MBBS from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur after completing his FSC from a college in Gilgit.
His father Faridullah is a director of education at Chelas. He was the second of the siblings and unmarried.
According to a friend of Dr. Osama’s friend Zabihullah, he was a quiet, gentleman and educator from his childhood.
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