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Frontline workers at highest risk of exposure: DAK, holds condolence meet to mourn demise of Dr Ashraf Mir

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Srinagar, Aug 09: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday held a condolence meet at GMC Srinagar to mourn the demise of Dr Mohd Ahsraf Mir who breathed his last today at SKIMS hospital after battling Covid-19 infection for 2 weeks. He was 45.
Paying rich tributes to the deceased, DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan conveyed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Calling the death as an irreparable loss, Dr Nisar said medical fraternity has lost a gem of a person in the demise of Dr Ashraf.
He was kind, compassionate and a dedicated doctor and his death has resulted in a great void in the field of medicine.
He was a noble soul and always stood a helping hand to the needy and poor.
While asking doctors, nurses and paramedical staff to raise their guard, Dr Nisar said healthcare workers are at greater risk of developing severe disease if they get infected with the novel virus. And frontline workers are at highest risk of exposure to the virus.
He said it is imperative for hospital administrators to ensure safety of doctors and staff because they are out there saving lives.
Medical staff must remain safe because if healthcare workers collapse, the health system will shut down, and people will die.
Any gap in providing for the safety of medical personnel has to be plugged.
“So far, 417 healthcare workers including 147 doctors have tested positive for Covid-19 infection. We have lost some of our colleagues.
But, that won’t deter any of us from being on our toes in this fight.
We will carry on our fight against Covid-19 undeterred, despite the loss,” said Dr Nisar. (GNS)

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