Pakistani Doctor playing vanguard role in fight against Coronavirus in Gilgit embraced martyrdom while saving patients
*ISLAMABAD - **Pakistani Doctor playing vanguard role in fight against Coronavirus in Gilgit embraced martyrdom.*
*A doctor treating coronavirus patients in Gilgit-Baltistan has died of the virus himself, the provincial health department said in a statement Sunday.*
“The Gilgit-Baltistan health department sadly confirms that Dr Usama Riaz, who was playing a vanguard role in the fight against coronavirus, has embraced martyrdom,” the statement said.
The health department urged the authorities to declare Dr Riaz a national hero. This is the fourth death from the coronavirus in Pakistan.
The country has so far 777 known cases of the virus. Sindh has reported the highest 333 cases.