Published On: Wed, Mar 25th, 2020
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US lauds Dr. Usama who lost life while treating corona patients in Pakistan

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WASHINGTON: United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells on Tuesday has expressed her condolences at the passing of Pakistani Dr. Usama Riaz, who lost his life while treating coronavirus patients in Gilgit-Baltistan.

In a statement, Alice Wells paid tribute to all the courageous and determined medical workers across South and Central Asia who are risking their lives to help the sick and keep everyone safe.

“Saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Usama Riaz, who was on the frontlines of the fight against coronavirus in Pakistan. The US stands with you,” she said.

It is worth mentioning here that Dr. Usman Riaz, a young physician, became the first Pakistani doctor to die of COVID-19 on Sunday after contracting the virus while screening pilgrims returning from Iran.