Pakistani doctor dies of coronavirus after allegedly refused treatment at the hospitals

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Pakistani doctor dies of coronavirus after allegedly refused treatment at the hospitals

ISLAMABAD - Furqan-ul-Haq, a retired doctor of the Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD) passed away on Sunday morning after he was reportedly denied treatment at multiple public and private hospitals in Karachi.

A few days ago, he had tested positive for the Corona Virus.

His wife said, “He was dying due to shortness of breath after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, but no hospital admitted him.”

He was taken to the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation [SIUT], and a private hospital in Azizabad where he used to work, but all of them said they had no beds available.

He asked me to take him back home, where he passed away today.

Dr Haq was a cardiologist who had worked with two private health facilities and just retired from the KIHD, had tested positive along with his wife for Corona last week.