A doctor at the Mater Hospital in Dublin has died after contracting Covid 19.
Dr Waqar Ali Shah was due to begin a shift at the Mater Hospital in April when he started to feel unwell.
He asked to be seen as a patient and was admitted after testing positive for Covid 19.
His condition deteriorated and Dr Shah spent three months in intensive care being cared for by his colleagues.
He passed away overnight.
Dr Shah – who cared for other Covid patients during the pandemic – is the eighth healthcare worker to die since the outbreak began,
The Mater says his colleagues will remember him as a hardworking and diligent doctor with a humble and down to earth personality.
The hospital has extended its sympathies to Dr Shah’s wife, family and loved ones.
To mark the death of Dr Syed Waqar Ali Shah, our colleague, IAEM asks all members to pause at 12 noon tomorrow Thurs 23 July, to remember this excellent EM doctor and true gentleman. Our deepest condolences to his family #COVID19
— IAEM (@AssocEmergMedIE) July 22, 2020