1st Shaheed Dr. Usman Riaz will be honored with the civil award.

Dr. Usman Riaz will be honored with the civil award on lost his life while treating COVID-19 patients.”Govt. of Pakistan”

Governor Gilgit Baltistan, approved a summary to confer a civil award on Dr. Usama Riaz after he lost his life treating coronavirus patients.

Dr. Riaz, a young physician from the Gilgit Baltistan region, became the first Pakistani doctor to die after contracting the virus on the job. 

Dr. Riaz was part of a 10-member team tasked with screening patients returning from downtowns, particularly those arriving there from Iran via Taftan. He later started providing services to the suspected patients in isolation centers established for them in Gilgit.

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