A patient receives medical care in China on 22 January 2020 [Anthony Kwan/Getty Images]
Four Palestinian diaspora doctors have died while serving humanity in fighting the coronavirus pandemic in their respective countries, said the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates this week.
The Ministry hailed “the honorable humanitarian role” played by Palestinian doctors and health professionals around the world.
“The Palestinian medical staff, including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, academics, specialists in supportive medical professions, laboratory workers, and researchers have all made shining contributions to the historical, civilizational and humanitarian record of our people,” it said.
Some of those doctors, it added, have died while carrying out their humanitarian duties, such as Nabil Khair, who died while treating coronavirus patients in Italy, as well as the three doctors who died in Spain - Hisham Hamad, Qasim Issa and Atta Eid.