Habib Zaidi Biography – Wiki
Habib Zaidi (born in 1944) is identified as the first British doctor to have fallen victim of coronavirus. He has reportedly been announced dead in hospital on Wednesday. He was a family GP.
The family of a south Essex GP, who’s died after being taken to hospital with suspected coronavirus, say he sacrificed his life for his profession. They say his generosity and kindness knew no limits. pic.twitter.com/eGyNjoG4hA
— BBC Essex (@BBCEssex) March 27, 2020
He was 76 years old at the time of death.
Breaking News: Habib Zaidi To Be The First UK Doctor to Fall Victim Of Coronavirus
According to reports, the UK doctor became ill on Tuesday and died in intensive care at Southend Hospital in Essex on Wednesday. He had been self-isolating at home and had not seen patients in a week.
His daughter Dr Sarah Zaidi, who is also a GP, says he suffered all the ‘textbook symptoms’ of the virus and said his death was the ultimate ‘sacrifice’ for helping fight the deadly infection.
Everything You Need To Know About Habib Zaidi
Dr Zaidi was born in 1944.
Dr Zaidi was a family doctor in Leigh-on-Sea for almost five decades and a managing partner of Eastwood Group Practice with his wife, Dr Talat Zaidi.
His daughter Sarah told BBC: ‘”For that to be the thing that took him is too much to bear. It is reflective of his sacrifice. He had a vocational attitude to service”.
Dr Zaidi was described by a colleague as the ‘father of the medical community’ who served three generations of families in the Southend area for 49 years.
Dr Zaidi was given a ‘lifetime achievement’ award last year by his local NHS.
Personal Life, Family & Children:
Dr Zaidi belonged to Islam. He is survived by four children, who all work in the medical profession. The Zaidi’s son is a haematologist consultant in London and his daughters are a trainee surgeon, a dentist and a GP.
Southend Council leader Ian Gilbert said he was ‘deeply saddened’ to hear of Dr Zaidi’s death and described him and his family as ‘well known and well loved within the community’.