CM Buzdar has announced that the VC NMU Dr Mustafa Kamal Pasha are going to be honored with the High Civil Award for his part within the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
CM Buzdar called the family of Dr Pasha to precise his sorrow over the Nishtar Medical University VC’s death on July 19. In his call, CM Buzdar paid tribute to Dr Pasha and mentioned the education and healthcare services that the latter had performed for his country, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not only will Dr Pasha be nominated for the High Civil Award, CM Buzdar also announced that Dr Pasha’s family are going to be granted the martyr’s package which the family can keep using the official residence.
In his tweet, CM Buzdar stated, “Dr. Mustafa Kamal Pasha Shaheed, administrator , Nishtar Medical University. In recognition of his services, we are proposing his name for Pakistan’s highest civilian honor. #WeSaluteHealthHeroes.”
Dr Pasha gave up the ghost from COVID-19 on July 15. While he had initially isolated himself at his residence, he had to be shifted to a personal hospital on June 22 as he had began to face breathing difficulties.
According to Dr Pasha’s cousin, Dr Bilquis Shabbir from the King Edward Medical University (KEMU), the CEO of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology (CPEIC) Dr Rana Altaf had called KEMU VC Dr Khalid Masud Gondal on Independence Day to tell that Dr Pasha’s health was deteriorating.
It was then that VC Gondal sent Dr Salman Ayaz to assist the team, and Quaid-i-Azam Medical College (QAMC) also sent their own team to supply expertise. Dr Pasha had been shifted to CPEIC and placed on a ventilator.
By July 6, the team of doctors decided to put Dr Pasha on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment. This treatment is employed restore heart and lung function in patients experiencing cardiac and/or respiratory failure, and it had shown improvement in Dr Pasha’s health.
On July 13, however, the NMU VC had developed left tension hemopneumothorax (a condition of getting air and blood within the chest cavity). Two days later, he gave up the ghost .