KP’s director public health tests positive for corona

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Director of Public Health Dr Ikramullah Khan has tested positive for Covid-19, the province’s minister for finance and health, Taimur Khan Jhagra, revealed on Monday.

“Today, one of our most committed public health professionals, and part of our COVID-19 response team, Dr. Ikramullah, Director Public Health KP has tested positive for Corona virus. I just talked to him. He is in high spirits, feeling good and isolated at his home.”

The minister paid tribute to Dr Ikramullah, thanking him for his service and calling him an asset everyone was proud of. He also lauded the efforts of “thousands of other front-line workers” fighting the novel corona virus in the province.

As Jhagra wished full recovery to Dr Ikramullah, he reminded the nation of the sacrifices front-line medics were making in the country’s fight against the pandemic.

“Dr Ikram had to take the risk of attending a workplace so others are safe. Many of us do, and accept the risk, above all thousands of front line workers,” Jhagra tweeted.