Wednesday, August 10, 2022

COAS Bajwa condoles sad demise of obese man Noor Hassan


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday condoled over the death of a patient of obesity Noor Hassan, ISPR reported.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS expressing grief on the sad demise of Noor Hassan said, “Will of Allah is to be done while one can only make an effort. May Allah bless the departed soul.”

Earlier in the day, Overly obese Noor Hassan on Monday passed away in Shalimar Hospital, citing sources.

Noor, a resident of Sadiqabad, underwent successful weight loss surgery two weeks ago.

Hassan’s surgeon Doctor Muaz said he [Noor Hassan] died due to vandalization in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (IC), where he was kept, by the heirs of a woman, who died during pregnancy.

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“Noor Hassan was kept in the ICU owing to his serious health condition after surgery”, he said.

He cited two patients including Noor Hassan lost their lives due to a disturbance at the hospital.

329 Kilogram Noor Hassan from Lahore’s area of Sadiqabad was airlifted by the order of the Chief of Armed Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa by an Army Helicopter to a private Hospital where he is to be operated upon to relieve him of excess body fat.

Hassan’s surgeon Doctor Muaz and his team had operated him, which lasted for 90 minutes.

Noor Hassan, 55, was a taxi driver and resident of Sadiqabad city of Punjab who had appealed the Army Chief on social media to provide him medical assistance for getting rid of his obesity.

The 55-year-old man was taken out of his small house after breaking the main door and wall by the rescue officials. He was later transported to a football ground in Sadiqabad onto a mini truck where a helipad was fashioned for helicopter’s landing.


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