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VC Nishtar Medical University dies of COVID-19

MULTAN: Renowned surgeon and Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Nishtar Medical University, Dr. Mustafa Kamal Pasha who earlier contracted the coronavirus has passed away today.
According to details, Dr. Pasha had been undergoing treatment at a cardiology hospital for the past few days and was on a ventilator. He has earlier contracted the virus last month on 14th June. The news of his demise was confirmed by Principal of Nishtar Medical College, Dr. Iftikhar.
As many as 58 healthcare providers, including 42 doctors, have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in Pakistan.

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Doctors are the most affected segment of healthcare providers as 61 percent or 3,275 of them have so far contracted the viral infection, followed by 1,453 paramedics, which are 27 percent of the total healthcare providers infected with the lethal virus. Around 639 nurses are also among them, which is 12 percent of the total cases.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the worst affected province with respect to infected healthcare providers, where 1,809 healthcare providers — 856 doctors, 282 nurses, and 671 other support staff including paramedics have contracted the disease.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 255,769 in Pakistan, while the death toll stands at 5,386.
Currently, Pakistan is following a strategy of locality-based lockdown in scores of hotspots in some 20 big cities in an attempt to mitigate the virus spread.
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