Lebanese doctor who gained prominence during Covid outbreak passes away
A Lebanese doctor who gained prominence during the outbreak of the Covid pandemic passed away on Monday.
Doctor Roy Nasnas, who specialised in infectious diseases, died after a long battle with illness, according to local media.
I believe this doctor saved many lebanese lives during covid, ana shakhsian kel shi ba3refo 3an covid whow to deal with covid houwe from this doctor.— Warren Bucket 🐋 (@tlebbucket) April 18, 2022
May you rest in peace Dr. Nasnas ❤ pic.twitter.com/1Ggzo53PBc
While it was not made clear what he had suffered from, unconfirmed reports said it was cancer.
Dr. Nasnas had become well known from the many television appearances he made when the coronavirus outbreak started, especially in Lebanon, regularly being invited on talk shows and the news to spread awareness about the virus.
He was head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Microbiology at the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui in Beirut.
News of his death drew many messages of support and condolences from the Lebanese public, including celebrities.
Social media users thanked him for helping to saves the lives of many during the pandemic.
"This microbiologist has shaped the medical and scientific scene in Lebanon and the region and saved thousands of patients," wrote Lebanese TV presenter Ricardo Karam.
لم يكن طبيباً عادياً بل علامة فارقة في عالم أغناه من خلال شغفه وتفانيه وانسانيته. هذا الاختصاصي في الأمراض الجرثومية طبع المشهد الطبي والعلمي في لبنان والمنطقة وأنقذ الآلاف من المرضى. في زمن الفصح، نودّع كبيراً من بلادنا غلبه المرض وننحني أمام رحلة عنونها "خدمة الآخر".#روي_نسناس pic.twitter.com/m2gt6WJnpS— Ricardo Karam ريكاردو كرم (@RicardoRKaram) April 18, 2022
Too well loved to ever be forgotten 💔— Haifa Wehbe (@HaifaWehbe) April 18, 2022
Rest In Eternal Peace my doctor Roy Nasnas #RIP#روي_نسناس pic.twitter.com/Tcz04zMpxq
Thank you Dr. For everything you have done.— AOUN (@AounRasha) April 18, 2022
What a loss, rest in a better place 🕊
#روي_نسناس #RoyNasnas pic.twitter.com/p5VVndhMjs