UTH paediatric surgeon Dr Vernon Pashi who was part of the team that successfully separated conjoined twins Bupe and Mapalo has died.
Dr Pashi was Paediatric Surgery registrar at the time of his death.
According to the Ministry of Health, Dr Pashi was found dead in his bedroom around 09:00 hours yesterday by a family member.
“It is with great sadness to inform you that Dr Vernon Mwape Pashi, 33, has died.
Dr Pashi was Registrar in final year MMED (4th) Paediatric Surgery. He was found dead in his bedroom around 09:00hrs this morning by a family member. He graduated in 2010 as a doctor,” University Teaching Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent Dr Clerance Chiluba has said, according to a statement issued by Ministry of Health head of communication Stanslous Ngosa.
“Our prayers are with the family and as a professional, we have been robbed of an upcoming Surgeon.”