Connect with us

Global Politics

Former Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tests COVID-19 Positive

Published

on

Former Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has tested positive for coronavirus. “Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s coronavirus test has come out positive. Abbasi has quarantined himself in his home,” Marriyum Aurangzeb, spokesperson for PML-N, was quoted as saying to Dawn.

Meanwhile, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has gone into self-isolation after he tested COVID-19 positive.

Till now, the total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan stands at 1,03,671. A total of 2,067 people have succumbed to the disease and 34,355 have recovered.

With 38,903 COVID-19 cases, Punjab province has surpassed Sindh province’s tally. The total number of coronavirus cases globally stands at 7,031,249 and 403,131 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In a news from neighbouring India,  a doctor, hailing from the city of Nagpur in Maharashtra, has passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus infection in Al Ain city in east Abu Dhabi.

Dr Sudhir Rambhau Washimkar, 61, was employed at the Burjeel Royal Hospital in Al Ain, part of the VPS Healthcare network, and the private health provider confirmed his demise on Sunday in a statement cited by Gulf News.

“It is with great pain and grief that VPS Healthcare mourns the untimely and shocking demise of Dr Sudhir Rambhau Washimkar, internal medicine specialist at Burjeel Royal Hospital, Al Ain. [He] was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at Al Ain Hospital when he breathed his last on Saturday, June 6, 2020,” the statement said.

Dr Washimkar had been tending to COVID-19 patients when he initially fell ill.

“Dr. Washimkar was a frontline warrior and was at the forefront in treating and attending to COVID-19 patients at Burjeel Royal hospital. He tested positive for COVID-19 on May 9. Two days later, on May 11, he was transferred to Al Ain Hospital,” the hospital said.

Friends and colleagues further informed the media that the doctor, who had been at VPS since 2018, had been very selfless, and was always available to his patient.

“A very jovial person, he had an affable personality and was very diligent and sincere at work. He was very passionate about serving his patients and had upheld the integrity and value of his profession until the end,” VPS statement said.

Dr. Arun Menon, regional director for VPS in Al Ain, said the doctor’s demise is a great loss for the institution.

“Dr. Washimkar became a member of VPS family in 2018 when he joined Burjeel as an internal medicine specialist. A very experienced and skilful doctor, he always had a smile on his face. He was also humble, gentle and a master at his work, making him one of the most popular doctors in the hospital,” Dr Menon said.

Asian News International

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

usa-taiwan usa-taiwan
Asia Pacific2 hours ago

Amid China Threat, Taiwan’s First Homegrown Submarine To Be Equipped With US’ Torpedoes, Harpoon Missiles

Amid China’s muscle-flexing, Taiwan has started building its first indigenous submarine. The Island nation will be receiving imported components for...

ROBOT-SOLDIERS ROBOT-SOLDIERS
EurAsian Region2 hours ago

Russian Army Receive 1st Batch Of Deadly ‘Terminators’ That Can Spread Terror On The Battleground

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that its military had received the first batch of Terminator tank support fighting vehicle...

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Featured5 hours ago

Did Russian Missiles ‘Hit’ F-35 ‘Stealth’ Fighter Jet Operated By The Israeli Air Force Over Syria?

The world has its eyes on the new American F-35 jet that has already cemented its place in the elite...

Chandrayaan-2 Chandrayaan-2
Asia Pacific8 hours ago

India’s Venus Orbiter ‘Shukrayaan’ May Get A Piggyback Ride On Heavy-Duty Rocket, GSLV-Mk III

In September, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine had said it’s time to prioritize Venus, one of our closest planetary neighbors. His...

INDIA-PAKISTAN INDIA-PAKISTAN
Featured10 hours ago

Pakistan Hits Out At India For War-Mongering Even During Covid-19 Pandemic

Pakistani foreign minister lambasted arch-rival India and – said that some countries, including India, defied international calls for peace and...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Asia Pacific11 hours ago

Chinese PLA Deploys ‘Assault Boats’ In Pangong Lake After Indian Army Stations MARCOS Commandos?

As Indian and Chinese diplomats and top military commanders are trying ways to disengage in the Ladakh region, there are...

rafale-jets rafale-jets
Asia Pacific13 hours ago

Indian Rafales ‘Far Superior’ To Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder — Chinese Military Experts Make Rare Admission

In what seems to be a rare admission, Chinese experts have said that the French-built Rafale fighter jets, procured by...

china-moon-mission china-moon-mission
Featured14 hours ago

ISRO’s Chandrayaan Looks To Catch-Up In Space Race As China Surges Ahead With Chang’e-5 Moon Mission

China’s Chang’e-5 probe has successfully landed on the moon, in a landmark mission to bring lunar surface samples back to...

US-CHNA-WORLD-WAR US-CHNA-WORLD-WAR
Americas23 hours ago

Why Is The US Constructing A New Military Base Right Next To Its Biggest Airbase Near China?

With its eyes on China, the US Department of Defense (DoD) will build an alternative military base on Tinian island,...

Americas23 hours ago

The US ‘Apple’ Turns Sour As China’s Xiaomi Heads For Global Domination In Smartphone Markets

Xiaomi replaced Apple for the first time to reach the third spot globally, after Samsung and Huawei, in the list...

Advertisement
Advertisement