Muscat: An Indian expatriate nurse succumbed to Covid-19 at the Royal Hospital here, registering the first coronavirus-related death among Ministry of Health (MoH) workers in Oman, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Wednesday.
"With great sadness and sorrow, the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman mourns the passing away of nurse Blessy Thomas at the Royal Hospital ICU on Monday due to Covid-19. This is the first death among health workers in MoH. The deceased was a true hero and a role model of hard and sincere work.
The Minister of Health, as well as the MoH personnel and all health workers in Oman express their heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased," the statement said.
Blessy is survived by her husband and two young children. Another health worker, employed in a private hospital, had died ofCovid-19 earlier, Gulf News reported.
Many friends and colleagues also expressed shock and dismay at the news.
(With input from IANS)