Pakistani doctor wins Saudis’ praise for leading fight against Covid-19

A Pakistani doctor has won the praise of Saudi Arabia after he successfully led fight against Covid-19 pandemic and lowered the fatality rate in the kingdom during virus upsurge. He was presented with the award during a ceremony to mark Saudi National Day on Sept 23. Hailing from Layyah, Dr Shahzad Ahmad Mumtaz has been working in Saudi Arabia for the last 18 years.

“In recognition of my services as head of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the King Salman Hospital, I was given a leadership award and an appreciation certificate by the Saudi health ministry,” said Dr Shahzad Ahmad Mumtaz.

Mumtaz said that he succeeded in bringing down these deaths by 10 per cent during the last five months, due to better team management and greater use of modern techniques and technology.

Source: Express Tribune