Ambassador of Lebanon to Italy Mira Daher mourned Dr. Mohammad Ali Zaraket, who passed away after becoming infected with COVID-19 while fulfilling his humanitarian duty.
“We lost a national model with a humane image who gave a lot to his homeland, Lebanon. He was always the first to respond to the service of his country,” Ambassador Daher told the National News Agency (NNA), in the late doctor’s memory.
The ambassador said that Dr. Zaraket was one of the most prominent doctors of the Lebanese community in Italy and “has worked on the frontlines since the outbreak of the pandemic, risking his life in order to save others.”
Dr. Zaraket, who hailed from South Lebanon, was a bacterial epidemiologist who contributed to the efforts against the pandemic in Italy, early on and during its peak.
“When you are in the battle, you do not think of fear. You have only one goal, which is to achieve victory,” Dr. Zaraket was once quoted saying.
His last days, he spent them in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Rome before recently succumbing to his illness.
With his passing, Dr. Zaraket joined the ranks of the Lebanese doctors who had given their lives in their noble struggle against the pandemic around the world, including in Kuwait, Belgium, Brazil, and France.
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