Sindh confirms its first, Pakistan’s third death due to coronavirus
KARACHI: In a video statement, Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho on Friday confirmed that an old in Karachi had died of comorbidity – he had cancer, diabetes, blood pressure and coronavirus.
Azra Pechuho said she with heavy heart had to confirm that a 77-year-old patient on Thursday night died of comorbidity. Explaining medical terminology comorbidity, she said it was a condition in which a patient had multiple health issues at the same time.
“After contracting coronavirus disease, the old man passed away,” she said.
The health minister said Sindh had detected more cases because of its rigorous campaign to identify coronavirus patients so that other people could be protected from its spread.
On Mar 18, the federal and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governments had confirmed Pakistan’s first two deaths from Coronavirus in Mardan and Peshawar.
KP Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Ajmal Khan Wazir had said the first deceased, a 50-year-old patient identified as Saadat Khan, resident of Manga village, had arrived from Saudi Arabia on March 9. He said his test came positive on Mar 17.
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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza had also confirmed two deaths from coronavirus in the country.
In a tweet, he had said a 50-year old person from Mardan recently returned from Umra, tested positive for coronavirus.