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‘Laid his life for humanity’: LG, DAK, ors condole demise of Kashmir doctor


Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has extended his heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Dr Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Medical Officer, Health Department.

The Lt Governor expressed deep shock on the sad demise of Dr Mir, a resident of Pampore, who lost his life at SKIMS Soura due to COVID-19, while battling with the disease.


Mir was working as Senior Medical Officer at District Hospital Pulwama.

In a condolence message, the Lt Governor prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul of this great Corona Warrior, who laid his life for welfare of the humanity and strength to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss.

He also conveyed his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr Mir, who will be deeply missed by all.

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) too condoled the demise of Dr Mir.

President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said: “Dr Mir was a frontline Covid warrior who contracted the virus while on duty and was shifted to Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) when he developed complications about 2 weeks back.”

He was later admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) there as he could not maintain Oxygen saturation due to bilateral pneumonia and lost the battle of life early Sunday morning, he said.

“Dr Ashraf is a true martyr as he without caring for consequences of contracting the Covid 19 served his patients,” Dr Naik said.

“The entire medical fraternity is saddened with the loss of the deceased doctor and is in shoulder to shoulder with his family and relatives in this hour of grief,” he added.

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) too expressed profound grief over the demise.

The Party conveyed deepest condolences to bereaved family.

In a condolence message, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir condoled the demise of Dr Mir and said the deceased sacrificed his life while serving his patients.

Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari also expressed deep shock and grief over the demise.

In a statement issued here, Bukhari described Dr Mir as a frontline warrior who lost his life while trying to save precious human lives from the deadly Coronavirus. “His contribution in the field of medicine especially in his home district Pulwama will be remembered by one and all,” Bukhari added.