Doctor who spent months apart from family on NHS front line dies from Covid
The Independent|November 20, 2021
Dr Irfan Halim collapsed on shift and was in intensive care for nine weeks (GoFundMe)
LAURIE CHURCHMAN

An NHS surgeon who spent months apart from his family treating patients on the Covid frontline has died after contracting the virus himself.

Dr Irfan Halim collapsed on shift and was in intensive care for nine weeks before his death last weekend, his family said. He spent his last moments in his wife's arms. She believes he contracted Covid at work.

The 45-year-old treated more than 250,000 patients over a 25year career with the NHS. At the height of the first wave, Dr Halim isolated from his wife and four young children to keep them safe. A colleague at Swindon hospital described Dr Halim as the "definition of service to others”. His wife said he had the skill of “10 men in one body”.

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