Pakistan's famous hematologist Dr Tahir Shamsi passes away
Dr Tahir Shamsi was shifted to a private hospital due to brain hemorrhage.
KARACHI (Dunya News) – Pakistan’s famous hematologist Dr Tahir Shamsi has passed away on Tuesday.
Dr Tahir Shamsi was shifted to a private hospital due to brain hemorrhage. He underwent surgery but his condition deteriorated after which, he was put on the ventilator.
Dr Shamsi introduced bone-marrow transplants in Pakistan in 1996. During his career, he had performed 650 bone-marrow transplant operations and published over 100 research articles.
He was the one who came up with the idea of treating coronavirus patients by using the plasma of those recovered from the infection.
Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi expressed his grief over the death of renowned hematologist Professor Dr Tahir Shamsi.
The president prayed for the high ranks of the departed soul and expressed sympathy with the bereaved family, said a news release. He said Dr Shamsi had rendered valuable services in health and medical research sectors.
His contributions over bone-marrow transplant and blood cancer would always be remembered, he added.