Dr. Ruth Pfau served the weakest members of society.
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Director Prof. Dr. Adibul Hasan Rizvi said this in the narrative of the services of Dr. Peacock during a memorial session at the Institute on Thursday afternoon.
Glowing tributes were given to Dr. Peacocks, because they were a symbol of selflessness and devotion to leprakranken. According to Prof Rizvi, she devoted 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan and her tireless services led to the World Health Organization, which declared Pakistan a country in which leprosy was under control in 1996.
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“In the early years of Pakistan, leprosy was viewed as a taboo rather than a disease and leprosy patients were ostracized.” The cautious care and affection of Dr. Pfau [opposite Leprakranken] added a new chapter to the human race, “said Dr. Rizvi.
The other speakers who paid tribute to the iconic German doctor at the event included the journalist Zubeida Mustafa, the German vice-consul General Mervyn Lobo and Dr. Mutahir Zia from the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center.
The speakers pointed out that Dr. Peacocks by crossing the National Leprosy Program and the establishment of the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center was able to live meaningful and happy lives.
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The speakers also appreciated that Dr. Peacock always identified as Pakistani and also claimed that if she lived a different life, she would want to be born in Pakistan. People like Dr. Peacocks, who have spent their whole lives on the cause of mankind, are our real heroes, said the speakers.