MULTAN: Vice Chancellor of Multan’s Nishtar Medical University Dr Mustafa Kamal Pasha died of coronavirus on Wednesday. He was on a ventilator since July 6.
Dr Pasha, 61, tested positive for Covid-19 last month and was admitted to Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology.
An epitome of selflessness, Dr Pasha had transferred and assigned himself to the coronavirus ward of the Nishtar Hospital as the number of positive cases had started to shoot up, APP reported.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed grief over Dr Pasha’s death, saying he was “heart-stricken”.
“Professor Dr Mustafa Kamal Pasha became a victim of the coronavirus while fighting against it,” he said, adding that the services of the deceased will always be remembered.
The foreign minister prayed for the soul of the deceased and extended condolences to the family.
The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, also issued a condolence statement over the doctor’s death, saying that Dr Pasha “lost his life as a frontline soldier in the war against Covid-19”.
اِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّآ إِلَيهِ رَاجِعُونَ
A good soul has passed on, a good man has gone up to heaven. With a heavy heart, we part our beloved Prof Mustafa Kamal Pasha.
May his soul rest in eternal peace, Ameen. pic.twitter.com/TiNqIZ6XUW
— University of Health Sciences Lahore (@uhslhrofficial) July 15, 2020