KARACHI: A senior doctor of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) died of dengue on Tuesday.

The health department confirmed the death of Dr Mehmood-ul-Hasan Jafri, 44, and said it would receive a detailed report on Wednesday (today).

This was the first reported death of a doctor from dengue this year.

Sources at the JPMC said Dr Jafri’s death came as a shock to his colleagues as he was diagnosed with dengue only three days back and, apparently, had no other health issues.

Sources at the private hospital where he remained under treatment said the doctor was brought to its emergency unit on Dec 5 with complaints of fever and difficulty in breathing.

“He was found severely dehydrated on examination and developed renal and liver failure. He tested positive for dengue,” a doctor at the hospital said.

Published in Dawn, December 8th, 2021



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