Fundraiser to assist the repatriation of Mayo-based doctor who died tragically
Donations are pouring into a GoFundMe account to assist in the repatriation of the remains of a young Pakistani doctor who drowned in what is believed to have been a freak drowning accident over the weekend.
Dr. Farah Ahmed (30) was working as orthopaediac registrar at Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar.
She was originally from Karachi, Pakistan.
Dr. Ahmed tragically lost her life just before midnight on Friday night when the car she was driving ended up in the Castlebar River, close to the town centre.
Gardai believe that Dr. Ahmed was reversing her car at the time and her car ended up in the water at Hoban’s car park.
Gardai and emergency services assisted in the removal of Dr. Ahmed’s car from the partly submerged car.
However, the young doctor was pronounced dead at the scene.
A GoFundMe fundraiser account set up over the weekend – which had set a target of raising €10,000 – has been contributed to generously since Saturday with over €20,000 already raised.
Dr. Adeel Ali Tahir, a medical colleague of the deceased, has posted the following in relation to the appeal for funds.
“The medical community of Ireland has established the fundraiser to help our dear departed colleague Dr. Farah’s body to be removed to Karachi, Pakistan, with full honour and dignity and also help her sister to be with her.
“Dr. Farah was working as an orthopaediac registrar at Mayo University Hospital."
To view the GoFundMe, please visit: https://gf.me/v/c/zg4m/plz-donate-generously-for-our-colleague-dr-farah