MANCHESTER: A Pakistani doctor Furqan Ali Siddiqui who died with coronavirus has been described as an NHS hero. Dr Furqan worked at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester. He died on Thursday while being treated for Covid-19, the health trust said.
Tributes have been paid to him by the Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons of UK. A statement on the association’s Facebook page said: “Another NHS hero who travelled thousands of miles to contribute made the ultimate sacrifice.”
A GoFundMe page set up in memory of the father-of-six raised more than £60,000 in under 24 hours. A spokesman for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) said: “It is with great sadness that we can announce the death of a member of staff who worked at Wythenshawe Hospital.
Dr Furqan Ali Siddiqui was a clinical fellow in burns and plastics department at Wythenshawe Hospital and sadly died on April 30. He was being treated for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, according to a report by Manchester Online, Dr Saad Al-Dubbaisi, lead doctor at Garden City Medical Practice in Holcombe Brook, Bury, had been ill for a number of weeks. It’s understood the Baghdad-born GP, 59, died at Salford Royal Hospital on Sunday and leaves a wife and two daughters.
Patients, friends and colleagues have paid tribute to the ‘much loved, compassionate’ doctor. Dr Jeff Schryer, Chair of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group said: “It is with great sadness to hear the news that one of our GPs in Bury, Dr Saad Al-Dubbaisi, has sadly passed away after being very poorly for a number of weeks.