Dr Abdul Qadir Soomro becomes second doctor to lay down life in battle against coronavirus.

KARACHI -- Dr Abdul Qadir Soomro on Monday evening became the second doctor in Pakistan to lay down his life in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic after Gilgit-Baltistan's Dr Usama Riaz, who had passed away last month while treating COVID-19 patients.

Dr Qadir passed away at an isolation centre of the Indus Hospital Karachi on Monday evening, his family members and colleagues said.

'Eminent physician and the current medical superintendent of the Alkhidmat Hospital Tharparkar, Dr Abdul Qadir Soomro, passed away this evening at the Indus Hospital Karachi. He had been on life support for the last several days after being infected with coronavirus,' Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) Karachi President Dr Azeemuddin said.

Expressing his profound sorrow and grief over the demise of the physician, the PIMA official said Dr Soomro contracted the virus while treating his patients in the Gulshan-e-Hadeed locality of the city, and when his condition deteriorated, he approached the Indus Hospital Karachi where he...

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