SHA mourning loss of Dr. Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman

Physician lost his life in incident at Esterhazy swimming pool Saturday

July 27, 2022, 8:06 pm


The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and Emmanuel Health issued a statement saying they are mourning the loss of Dr. Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman, a family physician from Melville who unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, July 23.

Mazlouman was 44.

"The SHA and Emmanuel Health would like to take this opportunity to express sincere condolences to Dr. Mazloumanís family, physician colleagues and friends, and all of the staff members he has worked with in Melville, Yorkton and Ituna," the SHA said in a statement.

ďOn behalf of the SHA , I would like to express our profound sadness at the passing of our friend and colleague,Ē stated Dr. Johann Roodt, Interim Physician Executive, Integrated Rural Health.

ďDr. Mazlouman was dedicated and caring, top of his class, intelligent, hard-working, and a passionate physician. There are not enough words to describe this incredible young man. His sudden passing is deeply felt by all who knew him and the communities he served in. His memory will be forever etched in our hearts and minds. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Mazlouman and the communities of Melville, Yorkton, and Ituna.Ē

Dr. Mazlouman has been practicing as a family physician at the Melville Medical Clinic since July 2021.

He completed his Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) placement in Yorkton and continued to provide ER coverage at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre emergency room as well as providing physician services in Ituna one day per week.

As the result of Dr. Mazloumanís passing, some health-care services in Melville may be in a temporary disruption.

Dr. Mazloumanís patients can expect notification about the cancellation and rescheduling of appointments over the coming weeks.

In addition, emergency room services at St. Peterís Hospital in Melville may be periodically in temporary disruption over the coming weeks as the SHA works to reschedule coverage.

Dr. Mazloumanís physician colleagues and the SHA will work together to meet the needs of his patients, said the SHA.

"The patience and understanding of Dr. Mazloumanís patients and the residents of Melville and the surrounding area is sincerely appreciated as we work through this difficult time."