PESHAWAR: A female doctor died of coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday after which the death toll of doctors from the disease in the province has reached 28.

Professor Dr Zaibun Nisa was under treatment at a private hospital for last one week. Dr Zaibun Nisa underwent coronavirus test after showing symptoms and was admitted to hospital after confirmation of the disease. She was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) due to her critical condition and she died on Saturday.

Dr Zaibun Nisa was former head of Pathology Department in Khyber Medical College. After retirement, she was serving as head of Pathology Department in Kabir Medical College.

According to the Provincial Doctors Association (PDA), 28 doctors have died of coronavirus in KP so far. It says the provincial government has not provided Shaheed package to any deceased doctor’s family so far. Further details released by the PDA reveal that 1,160 doctors and 410 nurses have contracted coronavirus so far in KP while playing the role of frontline force against the pandemic. Four nurses have also died of corona in KP. As many as 1,150 members of paramedical staff and Class-IV employees working in different hospitals have also contracted coronavirus.

Former VC of Islamia College University dies

Former vice-chancellor of Islamia College University has died of coronavirus.

Media reports said Dr Naseeb Yar contracted coronavirus few days ago after which he was under treatment. His funeral was held in Chakdara at 11:00pm.

The Islamia College University serving VC Professor Dr Jehan Bakht, Registrar Dr Muhammad Abrar and other staff has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Dr Naseeb Yar and said they share the grief of the bereaved family.

Latest corona situation

As many as 71 more people died of coronavirus in Pakistan during the last 24 hours after which the death toll in Pakistan has reached 8,724.

A total of 2,729 new corona cases were confirmed during the last 24 hours, bringing the tally to 435,056. So far, a total of 381,208 people have recovered from the disease, while the active number of cases stands at 45,124. A total 41,426 new tests were conducted across Pakistan with the positivity rate of 6.58 percent.



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