5 Bangladeshi Doctors Died Of Coronavirus in KSA

They're lauded as heroes

At least five Bangladeshi doctors died of coronavirus while serving in various hospitals and clinics throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to date.

The people of the Bangladeshi community and Bangladeshi physicians in the Kingdom are now mourning their tragic deaths. 

They also have paid tribute to the five doctors who have lost their lives while saving the lives of coronavirus patients during the pandemic.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the KSA Golam Moshi said that doctors who sacrificed their lives for helping and treating people are true heroes and conveyed deep condolences to their family members, according to the Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh.

Dr. Mohammad Shafiullah (Ranak) passed away on June 19 while he was serving as a consultant in medicine at King Salman Hospital in Riyadh under the Ministry of Health. 

Dr. Ranak was a student of Sylhet M.A.G Osmani Medical College in Bangladesh. He contacted the virus while providing treatment to corona-infected patients and was admitted to Prince Salman Hospital Intensive Care Unit. 

When his condition deteriorated further then he was shifted to Abdur Rahman Corona dedicated hospital in Riyadh. 

Dr Ranak was in charge of two Corona wards at King Salman Hospital since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. 

The very first Bangladeshi doctor who died of Covid-19  in the KSA was Dr. Afaq Hossain. He was 62. 

He got infected while treating patients at Safa Al Madinah Poly Clinic in Madinah and died on March 31. 

On June 16, Dr. Golam Mostafa died of coronavirus infection in Madina. He worked at the Agul Health Center in Madhina under the Ministry of Health.

Doctor Mostafa worked in MOH for more than 34 years and retired four months ago, waiting to return to the country.

On June 13, Dr Md. Anwar Ul Hasan, who had worked in Badruddin Poly Clinic in Batha, Riyadh as a General Practitioner, died of Covid-19  in Riyadh. 

Dr. Abdur Rahim, who served as General Practitioner at Bin Laden Poly Clinic in Jeddah, died of coronavirus infection on May 19.

The Embassy of Bangladesh has confirmed that it maintains close communication with the medical community in order to offer all necessary assistance and to express its sincere condolences to the family members.

Source: UNB

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