Died: April 6, 2020 Romford, UK
British Pakistani GP based in east London died in hospital on Monday after it is believed he developed coronavirus symptoms.
According to The News International, a newspaper in Pakistan, Dr Syed Haider had been receiving treatment at Queen’s Hospital in Romford where he passed away.
A staff member at the Valence Medical Centre in Dagenham, east London – where Dr Haider worked, confirmed he had died.
The News International said it had spoken to his son, named only as Dr Kumail, who described his father as “a selfless man driven by his passion for his profession”.
He added: “Even whilst in hospital breathing his last, he was urging doctors and nurses to pay attention to other patients rather than him.