SC judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa recovers from COVID-19

Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa. Source: FILE.

ISLAMABAD: Senior Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa is to be discharged from the hospital after recovering from COVID-19.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa, along with his wife Sarina Isa, was moved to a private hospital after their health worsened. He was hospitalised for more than two weeks at the Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital.

It has been known that Sarina Isa has also recovered from the coronavirus as her report came negative and has ended quarantine on the advice of doctors. The judge is likely to be discharged from the hospital after rapid improvement in his health condition.

Justice Isa and his wife Sarina Isa had tested positive for COVID-19 on July 23 and were admitted to a hospital due to complications from the virus. A panel of doctors had examined him and advised that he be shifted to a hospital for further treatment. His medical reports, including computerized tomography (CT) scan, were declared unsatisfactory and he was advised to be admitted.

Justice Isa shares ordeal

A day ago, Justice Qazi Faez Isa shared his ordeal as he recovered from the coronavirus. “My wife and I were one of the initial lucky few in the country who were fully vaccinated as both of us were above 60 – courtesy of the Chinese government.”

“We took every precaution, including always wearing masks in public places, yet contracted the highly infectious Delta variant of the disease. Even with the vaccination, I still had to be hospitalised.”

The top judge thanked the doctors and attendants who were integral to the treatment. He maintained that the treatment he received was not within the reach of majority of the country’s citizens.

“My wife and I are truly blessed for the prayers and support we have received, and bow in abject supplication to Almighty Allah,” he added.

He urged the government to open up all public sector hospitals, including combined military ones to the public amid a spike in the deadly coronavirus infections.

He said Pakistan was in a situation that was “no less grave than a war” and a healthcare system where not everyone has access to hospitals would lead to more deaths.

The judge stated that if all hospitals weren’t opened for public “class and social divides will further be exacerbated and people continue to suffer and die because of an unequal system”. He further said that the constitution guarantees the right to life as a “fundamental right, of which health is an integral part”.


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