KARACHI – Sindh government has issued a notification renaming Civil Hospital to Dr Ruth K.M. Pfau “in recognition of [her] services in medical field”.

The Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday, directed the Chief Secretary to issue a notification.

The hospital will be renamed with an immediate effect.

Dr Pfau who dedicated a lifetime to fighting leprosy in the country was laid to rest at Karachi’s Gora Qabristan with full state honours on Saturday.

Among the dignitaries who attended the burial of Pakistan’s humanitarian hero were President Mamnoon Hussain, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, IG Sindh, Corps Commander Karachi, DG Rangers, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair.

German-Pakistani national Dr Ruth breathed her last after a prolonged illness on August 10, 2017 at a private hospital in Karachi. She was 87.

She is only the second person to be accorded a state funeral in 29 years, with the last one offered for late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi in 2016.