Statement by the Irish Hospital Consultants Association on the passing of Dr Syed Waqar Ali Shah:
The hospital community is in mourning today at the untimely passing of our colleague and friend, Dr Syed Waqar Ali Shah.
Dr Shah’s tragic death at a young age reminds us once more of the sacrifices made by frontline healthcare professionals, particularly at this time.
Dr Shah was an exemplary medical professional with an immense dedication to public service. His expertise, care and warmth made an impression with patients and colleagues alike. This was evident every day among those who worked with Dr Shah and witnessed at first hand his deep commitment to healthcare.
At the onset of the Covid-19, Dr Shah put himself selflessly at the frontline in the fight against this awful pandemic, paying the ultimate price. Our thoughts and condolences are with Dr Shah’s wife Rubab, his children and mother at this sad time.