Dr Waqar Ali Shah Death | Obituary – Dr Waqar Ali Shah who was working at the Mater hospital in Dublin has died from coronavirus, three months after falling ill with the disease.
Dr Syed Waqqar Ali had been receiving treatment in the hospital’s intensive care unit since April. He is the eighth healthcare worker to die of the virus in the State.
“It is with profound sadness that the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital confirms that a doctor who worked in our hospital has passed away following a battle with Covid-19,” the hospital said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Dr Syed Waqqar Ali passed away after spending three months in ICU being cared for diligently and attentively by his colleagues at the hospital.”
The hospital said Dr Ali had provided “selfless emergency care” to coronavirus patients at a number of hospitals as a locum during the pandemic.
“He had been due to begin a shift at the Mater hospital in April when he felt unwell. He asked to be seen as a patient and was admitted immediately with Covid-19 illness,” it said.
“His colleagues remember him as a hardworking and diligent doctor with a humble and down to earth personality.The Mater hospital extends its deepest sympathies to Dr Ali’s wife, family and loved ones at this very sad time.”
The Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association said Dr Ali had a wife and children.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Dr Waqar Ali Shah’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.
The death of Dr Waqar Ali Shah is a matter of sorrow for every health professional in Ireland. The IMO extends our deepest sympathy to Dr Shah’s family and colleagues.This tragedy reminds us of the risks faced & sacrifices made by health professionals in the fight against COVID19
— Irish Medical Organisation (@IMO_IRL) July 22, 2020