PTI lawmaker succumbs to COVID-19 in Lahore

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PTI lawmaker succumbs to COVID-19 in Lahore

PTI lawmaker succumbs to COVID-19 in Lahore

IANS   ¦    May 20, 2020 05:59:01 PM (IST)

PTI lawmaker succumbs to COVID-19 in Lahore-1

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Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Shaheen Raza who had contracted coronavirus passed away on Wednesday at Mayo Hospital in Lahore.

Raza had reportedly shown symptoms of the deadly virus a few days ago. She was being treated by private doctors before being shifted to the District Headquarter Hospital, and then eventually to Mayo Hospital, where she succumbed to the disease, reported the Express Tribune.

According to Gujranwala Deputy Commissioner Sohail Ashraf, who confirmed the MPA's death, the legislator's health had deteriorated over the weekend and she had been on the ventilator.

Mayo Hospital administration informed that Raza had been admitted to the hospital's isolation ward three days ago in a critical condition. The MPA was a diabetes patient and suffered from blood pressure related ailments.

The body of the deceased was handed over to the family by the hospital administration on Wednesday.

Prior to the symptoms and subsequent treatment, Raza had reportedly been inspecting various quarantine centres.

Raza was the only PTI member from Gujranwala district in the Punjab Assembly.

Other lawmakers including Pakistan Peoples Party MPA in the Sindh Assembly Saeed Ghani, and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser of the PTI have contracted the virus but this is the country's first recorded death of a legislator due to COVID-19.