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In memoriam: Names of health workers who died fighting COVID-19

165 health workers have died of COVID-19 in Pakistan

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 15, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Dec 15, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

Artwork: Trinette Lucas/ SAMAA Digital

More than 11,000 health workers in Pakistan have contracted COVID-19. At least 165 of them have been killed by the virus as of Friday, December 11, 2020.

The Pakistan Medical Association has provided a list of their names so the government could pay compensation to their families in the form of the Shuhuda package announced earlier.

The medical body has requested the public to share the names of any deceased doctor or paramedic the PMA may have missed out. You can contact them on the following numbers from 1pm to 6pm: 0303-2339179, 021-32251159, 021-32254632.

Here are the names we know so far of healthcare professionals who lost their lives fighting at the frontlines:



1. Dr Zubaida Sattar, a gynecologist in Karachi.
2. Dr Abdul Qadir Soomro, medical superintendent Al Khidmat Hospital. Died April 6, 2020.
3. Dr Furqanul Haq, a radiologist in Karachi. Died May 4, 2020.
4. Dr Tahir Almani, an anaesthetist at Tando Muhammad Khan Liaquat University Hospital, Jamshoro. Died May 6, 2020
5. Dr Muhammad Nawaz Gohati, former medical superintendent Malir Hospital, Karachi Social Security Hospital. Died May 9, 2020.
6. Dr Umer Yousuf, medical officer ER, Ashfaq Memorial Hospital, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. Died May 16, 2020.
7. Dr Zahoor Shaikh, (Rtd) medical officer Larkana at Civil Hospital, Karachi. Died June 2, 2020.
8. Dr Shafquat Ullah Shaikh, deputy MS Khairpur Civil Hospital. Died June 3, 2020
9. Dr Asad, CEO Bahadurabad Zubaida Medical Centre, Karachi. Died June 7, 2020
10. Dr Younus Channa, senior medical officer, Kandkot. Died June 10, 2020.
11. Dr Wilayat Ali Gopang, KMC Civil Hospital, Khairpur. Died June 24, 2020.
12. Dr Syed Fasihuddin, pulmonologist and CEO Taj Consultants Clinic Gulshan, Karachi. Died June 30, 2020.
13. Dr Abdul Ghafoor Dahar, ex-MS Civil Hospital Ubauro. Died July 2, 2020
14. Dr Abdul Latif Yusfani, Hyderabad. Died July 2, 2020.
15. Dr Aftab Memon, physician and nursery in-charge Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi. Died July 3, 2020.
16. Dr Abdus Salam paediatrician and former DMS Sindh Government Hospital Saudabad Malir, Karachi. Died July 4, 2020.
17. Dr Muhammad Ishaq Malik, Chandka Medical College, Larkana.
18. Dr Zaheer Sheikh, anaesthetist, Mirpurkhas. Died July 5, 2020
19. Dr Noshad, Hyderabad.
20. Dr Naeem, ex-DMS Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi. Died July 9, 2020.
21. Dr Shams Sial, Civil Hospital, Hyderabad. Died July 10, 2020.
22. Dr Erum Zaheer Memon, assistant professor of medicine, Indus Medical College, Tando Muhammad Khan. Died July 11, 2020.
23. Dr Ghulam Murtaza Sheikh, in-charge SMO pulmonology, Civil Hospital, Larkana.
24. Dr A Razzak Qamber, ASM at DHQ Hospital, Umerkot. Died July 12, 2020.
25. Dr Yunis Soomro, orthopaedic surgeon and professor at Civil Hospital, Karachi. Died July 15, 2020.
26. Dr Muhammad Adnan, lecturer at Bilawal Medical College Jamshoro, Hyderabad. Died July 15, 2020.
27. Dr Umar Adnan, paediatrician Karachi Lyari General Hospital. Died July 18, 2020
28. Dr Asif Abbas, family physician at Sindh Government Hospital New Karachi. Died July 18, 2020.
29. Dr Abdul Qadir Memon, Badin. August 13, 2020.
30. Dr Qurban Ali Soomro, chief dental surgeon at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro. Died September 15, 2020.
31. Dr Razia Shabbir Memon, gynaecologist, Naushero Feroze. Died October 1, 2020.
32. Dr Muhammad Usman, ENT surgeon and ex-HOD ENT at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. Died October 17, 2020.
33. Dr Shagufta Asif, retired doctor, private hospital, Karachi. Died October 21, 2020.
34. Dr Syed Waqar Ahmed, registrar CPSP and ex-professor at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. Died October 22, 2020.
35. Prof Dr Nizam ul Hasan, paediatric surgeon, former director of NICH and founder of Child Aid Association. Died November 4, 2020.
36. Dr Nizamuddin Rajput, chief medical officer district central municipal corporation, Karachi. Died November 8, 2020.
37. Prof Rasheed Chaudhry, professor of surgery and ex-director Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. Died November 29, 2020.
38. Dr Khalid Khan, senior anaesthetist at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi. Died November 29, 2020.
39. Dr Shahab Yameen chief medical officer at Qatar Hospital Orangi Town, Karachi. Died December 1, 2020.
40. Dr Muhammad Waris, ENT surgeon at Sindh Government Hospital New Karachi. Died December 7, 2020.
41. Dr Rizwan Rasheed, family physician at a private clinic in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. Died December 8, 2020.
42. Dr Yousuf Panja, family physician at a charity hospital, Karachi. Died December 8, 2020.
43. Dr Tahir Amin Choudry, retired chief anaesthetist at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. Died December 10, 2020.
44. Dr Abdul Sattar Korai, ex-DG Health Sindh and ENT specialist. Died December 10, 2020.
45. Dr Waseem ud Din, paediatrician, Karachi. Died December 10, 2020.


  1. Dr Rabia Tayyab, MBBS, house job at Rawalpindi Holy Family hospital. Died May 1, 2020.
  2. Dr Akram Qureshi, general physician Sialkot and ex-president PMA Punjab. Died May 22, 2020.
  3. Dr Ijaz Ahsan, physician and president of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan Lahore. Died May 23, 2020.
  4. Dr Naeem Akhtar, psychologist at Social Security Hospital, Gujranwala. Died May 29, 2020.
  5.  Dr Sana Fatima, FCPS Lahore. Died May 29, 2020.
  6. Dr Salman Tahir, medical student, Lahore. Died May 29.
  7. Dr Naeem Akhtar, psychologist at Gujranwala Social Security Hospital, Lahore. Died May 29, 2020.
  8. Dr Ali Nazir, CMH Medical College Lahore. Died May 31, 2020.
  9. Dr Hafiz Maqsood, anaesthetist and associate professor, Services Hospital Lahore. Died June 4, 2020.
  10. Dr Munawar Javed Mian, general physician and President PMA Sialkot. Died June 5, 2020.
  11. Dr Ghazala Shaheen, senior demonstrator of pharmacology department, Nishtar Medical University, Multan. Died June 6, 2020.
  12.  Dr Zia ul Hassan, SMO orthopaedic at Ittefaq Hospital Trust, Lahore. Died June 6, 2020.
  13.  Dr Salman Ali Iftikhar, postgraduate resident at the Services Hospital, Lahore. Died June 7, 2020.
  14.  Dr Younus Channa, senior medical officer in Kandhkot. Died June 10, 2020.
  15. Dr Rahat Maqsood, former additional medical superintendent at PIC, Lahore. Died June 10, 2020.
  16. Dr Tanveer Bhatti, pulmonologist at Government TB Hospital Sargodha
  17.  Dr Mussadiq Hussain, associate professor of neurosurgery at Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital. Died June 11, 2020.
  18.  Dr Syed Asma Ahsan, gynaecologist and ex-vice president PMA, Gujranwala. Died June 15, 2020.
  19.  Dr Javed Iqbal, consultant physician at Indus Hospital, Dera Ghazi Khan. Died June 16, 2020.
  20. Prof Dr Irshad Nabi, HOD community medicine at Rai Medical College, Sargodha. Died June 17, 2020.
  21.  Dr Gulzar Ahmed Chaudhry, paediatrician and ex-president PMA, 64. Gujranwala. Died June 17, 2020.
  22.  Dr Ghulam Hussain, eye specialist at Social Security Hospital, Multan Road, Lahore. Died June 17, 2020.
  23. Dr Qamar Khalil, medical officer at Agriculture University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad. Died June 19, 2020.
  24. Dr Khalid Masood, chest specialist DG Khan Hospital, Dera Ghazi Khan. Died June 20, 2020.
  25.  Dr Sikander Saleh, medical officer THQ Hospital Naushera, Khushab. Died June 21, 2020.
  26. Dr Musharaf Iqbal, senior registrar at Medical Unit II Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. Died June 24, 2020.
  27. Dr Riaz ul Islam, medical superintendent at Farooq Hospital, Lahore. Died June 25, 2020.
  28.  Dr Bashir, Services Hospital, Lahore. Died June 25, 2020.
  29.  Prof Khalid Chaudhry, retired professor of pulmonology at Gujranwala Medical College, Gujranwala. Died June 29, 2020.
  30. Dr Asif Khan Ghori, Faisalabad. Died July 1, 2020.
  31. Dr Nimreen, trainee psychologist at Mayo Hospital, Lahore. Died July 3, 2020.
  32.  Dr Mustafa Kamal Pasha, VC Nishtar Medical University, Multan. Died July 15, 2020.
  33. Dr Naqaish Sadiq, ophthalmology, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad. Died July 20, 2020.
  34. Dr Azizuddin, child specialist, Lahore. Died July 20, 2020.
  35. Dr Muzammil Abbas, postgraduate neurosurgery department, Nishtar Hospital, Multan. Died August 5, 2020
  36.  Dr Muhammad Fayyaz Ahmed, head of medical ward 4 at Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur. Died October 20, 2020.
  37. Dr Aslam Parvaiz Bhatti, retired senior medical officer, Government Department, Bahawalpur. Died October 20, 2020.
  38.  Capt Dr Hassan Naeem Chaudhry, doctor at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi. Died November 4, 2020.
  39. Dr Sarwar Bilal, Millat Hospital, Chistian, Bahawalnagar. Died November 28, 2020.
  40.  Prof Brig (R) Zafar Ahmed Malik, ex-advisor anaesthesiology, Pakistan Armed Force Medical Services, Rawalpindi. Died November 29.
  41. Prof Masood Amjad Chughtai, ex-professor of biochemistry at Nishtar Medical University, Multan. Died November 29, 2020.
  42. Prof Dr M B Jamil, ex-professor gynaecology, Nishtar Medical University, Multan. Died November 26, 2020.
  43. Prof Dr Zia Ullah, HOD Medicine and Allied, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore. Died November 30, 2020.
  44. Prof Brig (R) Shaheen Moin, Dean of Medical School, Rawalpindi. Died December 1, 2020.
  45. Prof Dr Shahid Hameed, professor of psychiatry, Islam Medical College, Gujranwala. Died December 3, 2020.
  46. Dr Shahid Ghaskoori, medical officer at DHQ Hospital Muzaffargarh. Died December 3, 2020.
  47. Khalid Mahmood Akram, Nishtar Medical Hospital, Multan.
  48. Dr Falaq Shair Baloch, paediatrics at a hospital in Lahore, Khanpur.
  49. Dr Anwar Soleri, HOD community medicine at Amna Inayat Medical College, Lahore.
  50. Dr Abdul Qadir Shah, anaesthetist at Army Medical College, Lahore
  51. Dr Asif Rao, postgraduate Lahore
  52. Dr Basit Ghafoor, graduate from King Edward Medical University, Lahore.
  53.  Dr Ejaz Khawaja, Lahore
  54. Dr Hafiz Salman, postgraduate cardiac surgery at Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore.
  55. Dr Umer Daraz, Okara
  56. Dr Waseem Mushtaq, dentist in Faisalabad
  57. Dr Syed Nasir Ali, Faisalabad.
  58. Dr Hussain Amad, Lahore.
  59. Dr Muhammad Saleem, Lahore.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  1. Dr Muhammad Javed, ENT specialist at Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar. Died April 24, 2020.
  2. Dr Muhammad Azam Khan, child specialist Nowshera. Died May 28, 2020.
  3. Dr Khanzada Shinwari, Shifa Medical Centre, Peshawar. Died May 29, 2020.
  4. Dr Aurangzeb Khattak, pathologist at Police Services Hospital Peshawar. Died May 30, 2020.
  5. Dr Phag Chand Singh, deputy MS Nowshera District Hospital. Died May 31, 2020.
  6. Dr Abbas Tariq, anaesthetist at Institute of Kidney Disease, Peshawar. Died June 16, 2020.
  7. Dr Shah Alam, DHQ Battagram. Died June 17, 2020.
  8. Dr Fazle Mahmood, ENT specialist, Peshawar. June 25, 2020.
  9. Dr Naseer Haider Ghazi, ex-senior medical officer at Government Mental and General Hospital, Mansehra. June 27, 2020
  10. Dr Mujahid Akbar Khan, ex-principal of Ayub Medical College, Charsadda. June 27, 2020.
  11. Dr Gul Marjan Barki, ENT specialist, Dera Ismail Khan. Died July 1, 2020.
  12. Dr Faisal Qureshi, medical officer at District Health Office, Abbottabad. Died July 8, 2020.
  13. Dr Sibtain Anwar, psychiatrist, Mardan. Died July 16, 2020.
  14. Dr Sultan Zeb, associate dean of research at Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar. Died October 31, 2020.
  15. Dr Adnan Haleem, third year medical student at Khyber Medical College, Peshawar. Died November 10, 2020.
  16. Dr Mohammad Bashir, former deputy medical superintendent at King Abdullah Teaching Hospital, Mansehra. Died November 10, 2020.
  17. Dr Javed Iqbal, former in-charge District TB Control Centre and deputy medical superintendent DHQ Hospital, Haripur. Died November 21, 2020.
  18. Raja Asif, medical officer at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad. Died November 23, 2020.
  19. Dr Muhammad Farooq, additional director Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital, Bannu-Peshawar. Died December 2, 2020.
  20. Prof Dr Anwar Ali Shah, professor of biochemistry at Khyber Medical College, Peshawar. Died December 6, 2020.
  21. Dr Alia Sarfraz, in-charge gynaecology department at District Headquarters Hospital, Peshawar. Died December 8, 2020.
  22. Dr Hayat Ali, eye specialist at DHQ Hospital, Parachinar.
  23. Dr Abdul Qayyum Mehsud, ex-professor Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.
  24. Dr Mehreen Mardan, retired doctor Fauji Foundation Hospital.
  25. Dr Waheed Khan, anaesthesia specialist, Nowshera.
  26. Dr Hidayat Wazir.


  1. Dr Naeem Agha, senior in-charge Bolan Medical Complex, Quetta Pakistan Chest Society. Died May 22, 2020.
  2. Dr Zubair Ahmed Khan, in-charge Bolan Medical Complex Quetta Trauma Centre. Died May 27, 2020.
  3. Dr Muhammad Aslam Mengal, Fatima Jinnah General and Chest Hospital, Quetta. Died May 28, 2020.
  4. Dr Shah Wali, child specialist Mastung District Headquarters Hospital. Died May 31, 2020.
  5. Muhammad Hanif Khilji, assistant professor and ENT surgeon at Gillani Hospital, Satellite Town, Quetta. Died July 29, 2020.


  1. Dr Usama Riaz, Gilgit. Died March 22, 2020.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir

  1. Dr Akhlaq, medical specialist, DHQ Hospital, Kotli. Died July 3, 2020.
  2. Prof Dr Saqid Hussain, associate professor paediatrics at Poonch Medical College Rawalakot, Mirpur. Died November 3, 2020.
  3. Prof Dr Rizwan Abid, consultant cardiologist, Muzaffarabad. Died November 13, 2020.



  1. Zafar Iqbal, chief technician (OT) at PIMS Children’s Hospital, Islamabad. Died May 19, 2020.


  1. Noman Ahmed, attendant at Al Khidmat Hospital Orangi Town, Karachi. Died May 6, 2020.
  2. Sister Ruth Lewis, in-charge Darul Sukoon, Karachi. Died July 20, 2020.
  3. Raheel Aslam, staff member at ophthalmology department OMI hospital, Karachi. Died November 11, 2020.
  4. Arif, nurse at JPMA, Karachi.
  5. Ambreen Khalid, nurse, Karachi.


  1. Sister Zaib un Nisa, head nurse ward 10 at Nishtar Medical University and Hospital, Multan. Died November 20, 2020.
  2. Sadaf Jameel, nurse Gujrat, Punjab. 
  3. Robina, nurse Punjab.
  4. Akhtar Hussain, pharmacist Punjab.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  1. Yasmeen, nurse Naseerullah Babar Memorial Hospital, Peshawar. Died May 22, 2020.
  2. Musarrat Dilbar, nurse Kohat.
  3. Ashraf Gul Dispenser Sadda, Kurram Agency THQ Hospital.
  4. Shakir, ward boy at District Headquarters Hospital, Mardan.
  5. Haji Munir Khan, pharmacy technician Swabi.
  6. Gul Waseem, pharmacy technician, Abbottabad.
  7. Muhammad Arif Khan, supervisor, class-IV, Nowshera.
  8. Akbar Hussain, JCT Pharmacy Pattan, Kohistan THQ Pattan, Kohistan.
  9. Umer Jalal, ambulance driver THQ Hospital, Chakdara.
  10. Shafiullah, accountant, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad.
  11. Inamullah, surgical technician at Women and Children Hospital, Karak.
  12. Murtzej Shah, Swabi.
  13. Surraya, ward member ENT department at Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar.
  14. Khan Afzal Lala, head waiter at Khyber Medical College, Peshawar.


  1. Haji Dilawar Khan, dispenser.
  2. Haji Munawar Khan, dispenser.

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