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A senior journalist has fallen victim to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the provincial capital making him the province’s first media victim of the virus. A few days ago, Fakharuddin Syed, who worked for a private news channel, was admitted to the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), in critical condition with shortness of breath and chest pain.
HMC officials said he’d been kept for a day on a ventilator and even provided with plasma transfusions to help fight the virus. Medical director Shehzad Akbar of the hospital said the condition of Syed had stabilized, but they lost him unexpectedly on Thursday evening.