TDN World Desk: A British Muslim doctor who warned UK Prime minister about the lack of personal protective equipment required for the health workers has died after being infected with coronavirus.
Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, passed away after battling for life for 15 days in hospita.
On 18 March, he wrote a message asking UK PM Boris Jhonson to “urgently” ensure personal protective equipment for “each and every NHS worker in the UK”.
The Bangladeshi origin British doctor is survived by his wife and two children.
On his father’s death, his 18-year-old son, Intisar Chowdhury said: “My father would not be afraid to point out what was wrong. Because he cared about people, he cared about his co-workers, his colleagues, his family, he cared about people he’s never even met.”
“He cared about everyone and that love and compassion he had for everyone extends in every aspect of his life. He is a hero,” he was quoted by Sky News.
Last month, Dr Chowdhury wrote from his facebook account: “Dear and Respectable Prime Minister Boris Johnson,.
“Please ensure urgently Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] for each and every NHS health worker in the UK.
“Remember we may be doctor/nurse/HCA/allied health workers who are in direct contact with patients but we are also human beings trying to live in this world disease free with our family and friends.
“People appreciate us and salute us for our rewarding jobs which is very inspirational, but I would like to say we have to protect ourselves and our families in this global disaster.”
The Muslim Doctors Association extended paid tribute to him. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them,” the association said releasing a statement.