Dr.Usama Riaz is being hailed as a hero In Pakistan for courageously putting his life on the road to treat patients with COVID-19.
Even though the 26-year-old doctor did not have adequate protective gear, he kept fighting for his patients until he eventually lost his life to the disease.
He’s a hero in Pakistan but the world should know his name.
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Riaz was a part of a ten-person team screening pilgrims who recently returned to Pakistan from Iraq and Iran. He later treated these patients at isolation centers in Gilit, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Last Friday, after treating his patients, Riaz went to bed but couldn’t rise up in the morning. He was rushed to a hospital for a CT scan but the equipment didn’t work. He was placed on a ventilator and died two days later.
“This is Dr. Usama Riaz. He spent past weeks screening and treating patients with Corona Virus in Pakistan.
He knew there was no PPE. He persisted anyways.
Today he lost his own battle with coronavirus but he gave life and hope to so many more.