The Libyan Health Ministry of the Government of National Accord said the Palestinian doctor Rafat Abdelaziz, whom it described as a pillar of the Tripoli Central Hospital, died after contracting coronavirus by treating a Covid-19 patient with serious conditions.

The Libyan Doctors Syndicate also expressed condolences to the family of the doctor whom it said was Palestinian on paper by Libyan in identification.

It said the Palestinian doctor got Covid-19 as he was treating a serious coronavirus case at the intensive care unit.

The Syndicate added that the doctor had spent 25 of his age in service at the intensive care unit saving thousands of lives, saying he was one of the founders of heat care center at the Tripoli Medical Center.