LNJP doctor dies of COVID-19 in private hospital’s ICU

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Updated: Jun 29, 2020 10:59 AM

The 52-year-old was a consultant anaesthesiologist at the LNJP, which is a dedicated COVID-19 facility.

LNJP doctor died, covid 19 death in delhi, covid 19 cases in doctors, LNJP hospital, Max hospital saket, latest news on coronavirus outbreakThe 52-year-old was a consultant anaesthesiologist at the LNJP, which is a dedicated COVID-19 facility. (File photo: IE)

A doctor of the Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital who was in the frontline in the war against COVID-19 died of the disease in the ICU of a private facility on Sunday, officials said. The 52-year-old was a consultant anaesthesiologist at the LNJP, which is a dedicated COVID-19 facility.

He died in the morning at the Max hospital in Saket, where he was admitted for the last two weeks. “He was a frontline anesthesia specialist who contracted COVID-19 infection while on duty. He tested positive on June 6, when he had mild symptoms and was shifted to a quarantine facility. His symptoms aggravated on June 7 and he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of the LNJP Hospital,” the LNJP Hospital said in a statement.

The doctor was shifted to the Max Hospital in south Delhi on June 8 on his request, the statement said. “He lost the battle today after a valiant fight,” a senior official of the LNJP Hospital said. He was Specialist, Grade I, in the Department of Anesthesia at the LNJP Hospital, the statement said.

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Sources at the Max Hospital said the doctor died in the ICU of Max Smart, a dedicated COVID-19 facility in Saket. Several hundreds of healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19 till date in Delhi.

A doctor from the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Okhla in south Delhi had recently died of the novel coronavirus infection. A 39-year-old doctor from Odisha died of COVID-19 in the ICU of the Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital on June 20.

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