Square Hospital doctor Mirza Nazim Uddin dies from COVID-19

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Dhaka, June 07: Dr Mirza Nazim Uddin, a senior consultant (medicine) at Square Hospital in Dhaka, died with Covid-19 while undergoing treatment at the hospital on Sunday.He was 67.

Dr Rahat Anwar Chowdhury, joint secretary of the Foundation for Doctors’ Safety Rights and Responsibilities (FDSR), confirmed the information.

“Dr Nazim was on ventilator support at Square Hospital. He passed away this noon,” Dr Rahat said.

Dr Nazim is an alumnus of Dhaka Medical College. He has also been working as Square Hospital’s director of ICU apart from being a senior consultant (medicine) at the hospital.

Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin and Dr Md Ihteshamul Haque Chowdhury, president and secretary general of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) respectively, expressed condolences at the death of Dr Nazim.

He left behind his wife Dr Khaleda Yasmin Popy and three children to mourn his demise.

According to his profile on Square Hopital’s website, he joined the hospital in March 2006 as a highly skilled critical care specialist.

Dr Nazim Uddin graduated from Dhaka Medical College in 1978. Following his internship, he joined the coronary care unit of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and Research or NICVD.

He joined King Fahad Hospital in Saudi Arabia in 1986 as Consultant and Head of Intensive Care Unit. He received higher training in critical care medicine and worked in the department of medicine and critical care in different capacities before completing MRCP from Royal College of Physicians, Ireland.

He was a member of Critical Care Committee of Medina Munawara Region, Ministry of Health, KSA. He is a member of Association of Pan-Arab Critical Care Society & Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine.

On June 4, the Foundation for Doctors’ Safety, Rights and Responsibilities said 18 doctors died from coronavirus infections, while five others died with symptoms of the disease.

Since then, two other doctors have died from the disease, taking the tally of physicians’ deaths during the pandemic to 20 in Bangladesh.

Dr Nazim hailed from village Jangalia of Delduar upazila under Tangail district.

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