Srinagar: A 69-year-old doctor from Nishat area of Srinagar died of COVID19 in Saudi Arabia, his family friend said on Thursday.

The sexagenarian was working as senior radiologist in Saudi from last more than 35 years including the local ministry of health.

“He worked in a private hospital in Saudi mostly in Jeddah and left the ministry of health some 14 months ago and joined a private hospital,” Dr Mohammad Iqbal Bhat, his friend said.

“He contacted corona virus infection and remained admitted to the hospital for last nine days. He was put on ventilator and suffered a heart attack at 10.30 p.m. and at 12 a.m. he was declared dead.”

Survived by wife and four children—two sons and daughters, the senior radiologist was laid to rest today, Dr Iqbal added. (GNS)

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