He had spent three months in intensive care.

A doctor at the Mater Hospital in Dublin has died after contracting Covid 19.

Dr Syed Waqqar Ali was due to begin a shift at the Mater Hospital in April when he started to feel unwell.

He asked to be seen as a patient and was admitted after testing positive for Covid 19.

His condition deteriorated and Dr Shah spent three months in intensive care being cared for by his colleagues.

Sadly though, he passed away overnight.

Dr Shah – who cared for other Covid patients during the pandemic – is the eighth healthcare worker to die since the outbreak began,

The Mater says his colleagues will remember him as a hardworking and diligent doctor with a humble and down to earth personality.

The hospital has extended its sympathies to Dr Shah’s wife, family and loved ones