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  • UK-based Pakistani physician Abdul Fowad Choudhury has died of coronavirus
  • He’s survived by his spouse and 4 kids 
  • Household confirmed he developed COVID-19 signs and acquired significantly sick rapidly

LONDON: A Pakistani physician working in the UK misplaced his life to COVID-19 final week regardless of being in a wholesome situation and finishing up his work duties.

In line with an article by Each day Pakistan, Dr Abdul Fowad Choudhury, the 64-year-old physician from Hyderabad who managed a ward at East London’s Newham College Hospital, was the third of 4 brothers and is survived by a spouse and 4 kids. His household confirmed that he developed coronavirus signs and acquired significantly sick rapidly.

A graduate of Liaquat Medical School, Dr Choudhury moved to the UK after getting married in 1987. Through the years, he labored arduous to make his manner up and have become a revered guide, managing a psychiatric ward within the Newham College Hospital.

In line with these near him, he was liked and cherished by everybody.

His household stated he spoke much less however at all times revered and listened to others.

 “Watching National Geographic nature programmes was his favourite pastime,” his son Hasaan told the publication. 

Read more: Four doctors in Pakistan die from COVID-19 in past 24 hours

He had travelled to Europe, Turkey, Morocco, and Egypt and the next destination on his list of places to see was the Northern Lights in Iceland before he passed away.

“He loved heated discussions and would often pat others on the back, saying ‘bhai jaan’ while talking with a big smile. He loved to tease and joke with friends and family,” Hasaan added.

Dr Choudhury’s son said the late consultant was also “a beloved father determine to his nieces and nephews”.

On a personal front, the deceased was a devout Muslim, never missing a prayer, whether it was the daily one or the special one on Fridays. He had also performed Umrah and Hajj in his lifetime.

“He had the most important coronary heart and was identified for his generosity, not solely with cash however along with his time and efforts too,” Hasaan added.

Different members of Dr Choudhury’s household stated serving to others got here naturally to him, due to this fact, being a health care provider was his satisfaction. He would at all times one way or the other clear up others’ issues earlier than they even expressed them to him, they added.

He additionally liked Pakistani breakfast, together with parathas with omelettes and halwa puri, his household talked about.

Dr Choudhury joins greater than 210 healthcare employees who’ve died as a result of coronavirus pandemic in the UK. Of those, the Pakistani ones embrace 50-year-old plastic surgeon Dr Furqan Ali Siddiqui, guide physician Nasir Khan, Mamoona Rana, Khalid Jamil, Dr Syed Zishan Haider, NHS nurse Areema Nasreen, and Dr Habib Zaidi.

Greater than half — 61% — of the healthcare employees who misplaced their lives to the lethal illness had been from the ethnic minority backgrounds.

In line with the Institute of Fiscal Research, the demise price amongst British-Pakistanis and Black British individuals is 2.5 instances that of the white inhabitants.

Associated: Pakistani plastic surgeon succumbs to COVID-19 in UK

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