Hematologist Dr. Tahir Shamsi died in Karachi on Tuesday. Dr. #TahirShamsi has passed away in #Karachi. He was admitted to #AKU Hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage last week. He was in a critical condition. Following the outbreak of #COVID19, he suggested passive immunization technique for critically ill #coronavirus patients.
Dr. Tahir Shamsi, a well-known hematologist and pioneer in bone marrow transplantation, was admitted to the hospital after a cerebral hemorrhage last week.
According to reports, he has been receiving treatment but his condition deteriorated on Thursday.
Dr. Shamsi was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital, where he took his last breath today.
Dr. Shamsi is considered a pioneer in the introduction of bone marrow transplantation in Pakistan in 1996.
He has performed 650 bone marrow transplants and has written more than 100 research articles.
During the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Shamsi proposed the idea of using plasma from people who have recovered from the virus to treat COVID-19 patients.
In 2011, Dr. Shamsi established the National Institute of Hematology to treat blood-related diseases