MULTAN (Dunya News) – Nishtar Medical University (NMU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mustafa Kamal Pasha, who had been on ventilator for last 13 days, died of coronavirus, Dunya News reported on Wednesday.
Dr Mustafa Kamal Pasha tested positive for COVID-19 last month and was admitted to a private hospital. He was then shifted to the Multan Institute of Cardiology (MIC) as his condition worsened. His lungs had stopped working.
Dr Mustafa Kamal Pasha was a famous surgeon who stopped office work when the number of coronavirus patients increased and started performing ward duty. His funeral prayers will be offered at NMU hostel ground today.
On the other hand, Pakistan has confirmed 67 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 255,769. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,386.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 2,165 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Till now 107,773 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 88,045 in Punjab, 31,001 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,239 in Balochistan, 14,315 in Islamabad, 1,708 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,688 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore 2,043 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 1,863 in Sindh, 1,114 in KP, 127 in Balochistan, 155 in Islamabad, 38 in GB and 46 in Azad Kashmir.
Pakistan has so far conducted 1,627,939 coronavirus tests and 21,749 in last 24 hours. 172,810 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,078 patients are in critical condition.