TAIF: Two Egyptian doctors have died in the past two weeks in Saudi Arabia after they suffered complications arising from contracting COVID-19.
The doctors, in their fifties, were distinguished physicians dedicated to treating their patients during the pandemic, said the Taif Governorate Department of Health Affairs.
Abdul Hadi Al-Rubaie, the official spokesman for Taif Health Affairs, told Arab News that the Health Department “had lost two Egyptian medical doctors who had vowed to confront the pandemic and worked with dedication and sincerity. They were from the start on the front line of the battle against the pandemic.”
Al-Rubaie said that Dr. Mohammed Sobhi had played an important role as an intensive care specialist, while Dr. Ahmed Yahya was a distinguished orthopedic consultant, and that both Egyptian doctors “were a great example of dedication, good manners and renowned reputation among their colleagues.”
He said that, after they contracted the virus, Taif Health Care had provided the two doctors with comprehensive medical care, and that it “pays tribute to the responsibility they bore, and feels appreciation and gratitude for what they did throughout their work in Taif.”
He added that it is painful to bid farewell to these doctors who have been working for years in Taif.
Dr. Rania Chaudhry said that medical doctors and health practitioners in general bear a great responsibility in confronting the pandemic.
Chaudhry said that “the loss of any person working in the health sector because of COVID-19 causes great grief among their colleagues and the entire health sector,” noting that the battle against this “disease causes losses, but this would encourage health workers to be more dedicated to fight the pandemic to ensure everyone’s safety, rather than give in to it.”
She added that the Kingdom has provided all kinds of support, medical equipment, and sanitized health environments, and that the Ministry of Health had taken preventive measures to contain the pandemic and intensified its public education programs so that Saudi citizens were able to take all necessary precautions.
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