Sister Ruth Lewis, in-charge of Darul Sukun, an institution for mentally and physically challenged children in Karachi, has died of the coronavirus. Her last rites were performed at Christ Church, Khudadad Colony, Karachi.
Sister Ruth Lewis was diagnosed with the coronavirus on July 8 and has been receiving treatment at a private hospital, according to the Darul Sukun administration.
According to the statement of administration, Sister Lewis passed away last night and her last rites will be performed at 2 pm tomorrow at Christ the King Church in Khudadad Colony.
The administration says 21 children in Darus Sukun have also been infected with Corona, and Sister Ruth Lewis contracted Corona while caring for them. All children affected by Corona have been quarantined.
Born in Karachi on May 2, 1946, Sister Lewis has been serving in Darus Sukun for 50 years and she was one of the founders of Darus Sukun, an organization working for the welfare of children with disabilities.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, and various political and social personalities have expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Sister Ruth Lewis.
The Governor of Sindh said that her services for the care of special children will always be remembered. The services of Sister Ruth in the social sector are unforgettable.
The last rites of the deceased were performed today, Wednesday, July 22 at 2 pm at Christ the King Church, Khudadad Colony, while she was buried at Gora graveyard.