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Pakistan?s leprosy fighter Dr Ruth Pfau critically ill


KARACHI: Pakistan?s ?Mother Teresa? Dr Ruth Pfau, who led an extensive battled against leprosy, is currently ill and hospitalised at a private hospital here.

Dr Ruth Pfau is running a leprosy centre and is the in charge of Mary Adelaide Society of Pakistan, where leprosy patients are treated.

According to MASP CEO Dr Lobo, Dr Pfau was admitted to the ICU of a private hospital after her health deteriorated.

The doctor of German descent was feeling unwell since weeks.

According to sources, due to age-factor the recovery of Dr Pfau can take quite some time.

Ruth Pfau came to Pakistan in 1960s and dedicated her life to taking care of leprosy patients. 

It was due to endless struggle of Dr Pfau that Pakistan defeated the disease and became free from leprosy in 1996.

She was granted Pakistani citizenship in 1988 and received numerous accolades for her services. 

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