Dr. Usama Riaz, who was involved in the fight against the CoCoronavirusn Gilgit-Baltistan, was martyred.
During the screening of the Coronavirus among travelers entering Gilgit-Baltistan, Dr. Osama Riaz himself was infected with the same deadly virus.
After Osama’s stay on the ventilator for two days in a local hospital, he lost the war of life and martyred yesterday.
The Information Department of Gilgit-Baltistan has also confirmed that Dr. Osama Riaz who played the leading role in the fight against the Coronavirus has died.
Dr. Osama Riaz’s funeral prayer was offered in Gilgit, followed by burial in the Konodas Cemetery.
Prior to the funeral, Dr Osama Riaz’s body was given a guard of honor by the Police squad while provincial minister Farman Ali and member of the assembly Haji Shah Baig attended the funeral.
It is to be noted that the Gilgit-Baltistan government has declared Dr. Osama Riaz a national hero. On the other hand, 71 people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus in Gilgit-Baltistan so far.