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First NHS frontline Dr dies from coronavirus

by LLB Reporter
29th Mar 20 4:28 pm

It has been confirmed on Sunday that the UK’s first frontline doctor has died after contracting coronavirus.

Dr Amged El-Hawrani aged 55, was a ear, nose and throat consultant, at University Hospitals of Burton and Derby, sadly passed away on Saturday evening, Leicester Royal Infirmary confirmed.

A spokesman for Dr El-Hawrani’s family said he was a “much-loved husband, son, father, brother, and friend” who “made a difference to thousands of lives.”

In a statement the family said, “He was the rock of our family, incredibly strong, compassionate, caring and giving.”

They added, “He always put everyone else before himself. We all turned to him when we needed support and he was always there for us. He had so many responsibilities and yet he never complained.

“We would like to thank all those involved in his care for their kindness and compassion during his illness. They worked tirelessly for their patient, as he would have done for his own.

“Losing Amged is devastating for our family. Life without him is impossible to imagine but together, we will do all we can to honour his memory and live how he would have wanted us to.”

NHS national medical director, Professor Stephen Powis, said his “deepest condolences are with Amged’s family at this extremely sad time.”

The Department for Health said on Sunday, “As of 9am 29 March, a total of 127,737 have been tested, with 108,215 negative.”

The UK total coronavirus cases now stands at 19,522, with 1,228 deaths across the UK.

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