MTRH surgeon Emara Ashraf succumbs to Covid-19.

The Kenyan medical fraternity is mourning the death of Emara Ashraf, a surgeon at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), who succumbed to Covid-19 on Friday morning.

Dr. Ashraf who was the plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the Eldoret-based hospital passed on at a Nakuru hospital where he was receiving treatment.

He joins a list of a number of health care workers who have lost the Covid-19 battle in the recent past.

Reactingto Dr Ashraf’s death, in a tweet on Friday afternoon, the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) called on all medical doctors to abstain from duties where the work environment is not safe.

This comes as Ministry of Health announces 1,470 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 8,072.

This brings the number of cases in the country to 68,193 since March, while the cumulative tests stand at 774,982.

Sadly, 25 more patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the country’s fatalities to 1,228.
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