Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Director of Public Health Dr Ikramullah Khan has tested positive for coronavirus, the province’s minister for finance and health, Taimur Khan Jhagra, revealed on Monday.
Jhagra said Dr Ikramullah is in high spirits, feeling good, and is isolated inhis home.
The minister paid tribute to Dr Ikramullah, thanking him for his service and calling him an asset everyone was proud of. He also lauded the efforts of thousands of other frontline workers fighting the novel covid-19 in the province.
As Jhagra wished full recovery to Dr Ikramullah, he reminded the nation of the sacrifices frontline medics were making in the country’s fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Ikram had to take the risk of attending a workplace so others are safe. Many of us do and accept the risk, above all thousands of front line workers, Jhagra tweeted.
While the provincial minister acknowledged that the next few months will be challenging on several fronts, he vowed to fight and beat the coronavirus with resolve, discipline and unity.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s focal point on covid-19 Zain Raza also wished Dr Ikramullah “speedy recovery and health”, acknowledging his role as being on the frontline of the province’s covid-19 response team.