Sask. doctor dies of COVID-19 in Ontario ICU

REGINA –

A Saskatchewan doctor has died of COVID-19 in an Ontario intensive care unit.

Dr. Youssef Al-Begamy, who served as a family and emergency room physician in Regina, Moose Jaw and Fort Qu’Appelle, died in Ontario on Sunday, according to family friend Dr. Fauzi Ramadan of Moose Jaw, who declined to speak on camera.

Ramadan said Al-Begamy was transferred to Ontario just over two weeks ago.

The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan posted a tribute to Al-Begamy on their Facebook page, saying he was a “well loved” doctor.

Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman and the and Saskatchewan Health Authority declined to comment due to privacy concerns.

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