• Wednesday, December 07, 2022

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A school in Pakistan to be named after a Prescot pharmacist who died of Covid-19

Sana Masood

By: Pramod Thomas

A fundraiser started in the name of a Prescot pharmacist who died of Covid-19 has raised over £9,000 in just a few days.

Now, using the fund a new school will be built in an impoverished, rural area of Pakistan, and it will be named after Sana Masood, 30, who worked at Neil’s Pharmacy in Prescot, Merseyside.

She had type 1 diabetes and breathed her last on April 1.

Masood was initially admitted to hospital following severe uneasiness. However, following complications, she was immediately transferred to
intensive care, but did not recover.

She was a pre-registration student at Neils where she continued
to work regularly after qualifying as a pharmacist.

The Liverpool John Moores pharmacy graduate is survived by her husband, Azam, her mother and two brothers.

The campaign had initially aimed to raise £2,500 to fund the costs of building a single classroom in Pakistan. However, £2,000 was raised  in the first 24 hours of the campaign. The family have since increased the target and now £9,425 has been raised in Masood’s name.

The fundraiser will last throughout the month of Ramadan, and any extra proceeds will be donated to Diabetes UK – a condition Masood lived with from childhood, reports said.

“Sana’s life as a pharmacist focused on supporting and caring for patients. Her loss is not only a tragedy for her family, friends and colleagues, but also for all the patients she helped during her career,”said Paul Bennett, CEO, Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

“Sana was extremely hard working herself and wanted the best for others. Education is the key to unlock opportunities and building a school in her name is something that would reflect her life and the values she lived by,” said Ambreen Ghaffur, Masood’s best friend, who runs the fundraiser.

Click here for the link to the fundraiser.

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