AKM Nurul Anwar, former director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and a renowned professor of pharmacology, has died from Covid-19.
He breathed his last at around 12.30 pm on Sunday while undergoing treatment at the capital's Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Hospital. He was 78 years old.
Dr Rahat Anwer Choudhury, joint secretary of the Foundation for Doctors Safety, Rights and Responsibility confirmed the news to The Business Standard.
After retiring from the DGHS as its director general, AKM Nurul Anwar joined Ibrahim Medical College in 2001 as its Vice Principal and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, mentioned Dr Rahat, adding that he became the principal of the medical college in 2006 and retired from the position in 2011.
Nurul Anwar was also a former professor and head of the pharmacology department at Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH).
So far, 61 doctors have died from Covid-19 in the country, while 8 others have died with Covid-like symptoms.