ABBOTTABAD: The Peoples Medical doctors Discussion board (PDF) has demanded that the household of Dr Usama Riaz ho died from coronavirus (Covid-19) in Gilgit-Baltisitan (G-B) must be compensated.
Dr Riaz contracted the virus whereas he was screening individuals returning to G-B from overseas and different components of the nation had examined constructive for the virus. He was the primary physician within the nation to die from coronavirus.
The PDF Normal Secretary Daud Iqbal briefing media on Saturday urged the federal government to offer monetary aid to his household and embrace him within the martyrs’ package deal.
Dr Iqbal stated the transfer would encourage medical doctors and different healthcare suppliers for fulfilling their duties with dedication and also will assist the household of the deceased Dr Osama.
He stated Dr Osama’s sacrifice has been acknowledged internationally.
Senior US diplomat Alice Wells had additionally lauded the bravery of Dr Osama, and different healthcare staff risking their lives within the combat in opposition to coronavirus pandemic, he added.
Printed in The Categorical Tribune, March 29th, 2020.