Pakistani Doctor Shahzad Ahmed honoured in Saudi Arabia

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Pakistani Doctor Shahzad Ahmed honoured in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia presented a leadership award to a Pakistani doctor for his services as a team leader in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, *Arab News reported link*.

Shahzad Ahmad Mumtaz, over the phone from Riyadh, told *Arab News* that the Kingdom's health ministry, in recognition of his services as head of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the King Salman Hospital, had given him a leadership award and appreciation certificate on the country's national day — September 23.

The Pakistani medic has been working in the Kingdom for the last 18 years and hails from Punjab's Layyah.

“At the outset of the pandemic, the COVID-19 mortality rate was very high at the King Salman Hospital. That is the reason why I was brought here as the ICU head to increase the hospital's capacity to deal with the challenge posed by the pandemic,” he said.