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British Muslim doctor who notified UK PM of PPE unavailability dies of coronavirus

Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, passed away 15 days after he admitted in a hospital. He was hailed from Bangladesh.


A Muslim doctor in UK has died after contracting coronavirus— week after he notified Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the urgent supply of the much needed PPE.

Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, passed away 15 days after he admitted in a hospital. He was hailed from  Bangladesh.

Chowdhury, On 18 March wrote to the UK PM asking him to “urgently” ensure personal protective equipment for “each and every NHS worker in the UK”.

He told the prime minister that doctors and paramedics “are in direct contact with patients” and have a “human right like others to live in this world disease-free with our family and children”.

The deceased was a locum urologist who worked at Homerton Hospital in East London and died on Wednesday at Queen’s Hospital in Romford after tested positive for COVID-19.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

Last month, Dr Chowdhury took to twitter writing to the UK PM: “Dear and Respectable Prime Minister Boris Johnson,.

“Please ensure urgently Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] for each and every NHS health worker in the UK.

“Remember we may be doctor/nurse/HCA/allied health workers who are in direct contact with patients but we are also human beings trying to live in this world disease free with our family and friends.

“People appreciate us and salute us for our rewarding jobs which is very inspirational, but I would like to say we have to protect ourselves and our families in this global disaster.”

paid tribute to him in a statement, saying: “We are deeply saddened by the death of Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, Consultant Urologist at Homerton Hospital, after fighting for his life from Covid-19.

“He leaves behind his wife and two children. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

“Two weeks before The Muslim Doctors Association his admission to hospital he wrote a message to the Prime Minister urging for better PPE.

“May he rest in peace.”

Earlier, two days ago a British Pakistani doctor Syed Zeeshan Haider— a general physisian at Dagenham’s Valence Medical Centre, died at the Queen’s Hospital in Romford after contracting coronavirus.

Also, Dr Habib Zaidi, an eminent Pakistani British doctor, lost his life after spending 24 hours in intensive care (ICU) at Southend Hospital. Dr Zaidi passed away losing battle to the deadly coronavirus in his duties as a doctor.

the authorSamra Mazhar

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