A senior physician at Delhi’s All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) died of COVID-19 on Saturday. Dr Jitendra Nath Pande, 78, was the director and professor of the Pulmonology division on the premier hospital, which has been treating coronavirus sufferers for weeks.
Dr Sangita Reddy, a senior Delhi physician, confirmed Dr Pande’s demise attributable to COVID-19, and stated the illness has claimed its most illustrious sufferer.
“Deeply saddened to listen to that at this time COVID-19 claimed its most illustrious sufferer, Dr JN Pande, Director and Professor of Pulmonology, AIIMS, New Delhi. A stalwart of the medical world, his work in pulmonology will proceed to make sure higher well being for a lot of. My Condolences to his household,” she tweeted.
Deeply saddened to listen to that at this time @covid19 claimed it is most illustrious sufferer Dr. J.N Pande Director & Prof of Pulmonology @aiims_newdelhi
A stalwart of the medical world his work in pulmonology will proceed to make sure higher well being for a lot of
My Condolences to his household pic.twitter.com/ByE83ikItS
— Dr. Sangita Reddy (@drsangitareddy) May 23, 2020
Dr Pande’s demise comes a day after a large number employee at AIIMS died of the illness, prompting allegations from the Resident Docs Affiliation that precautionary measures demanded by it weeks again had not been taken.
“A large number employee from RPC canteen died of COVID-19 as a result of the hostel part refused to take precautionary measures as demanded by RDA greater than a month in the past,” the RDA stated in a letter to the AIIMS Director on Friday.
“These calls for have fallen on deaf ears and therefore the deadly consequence,” it added.
Scores of medical doctors and well being employees have been contaminated with coronavirus within the nationwide capital, one of many worst coronavirus-hit states within the nation.
After medical doctors and nursing employees had been discovered to be coronavirus optimistic, hospitals like Hindu Rao, Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital and Delhi Most cancers Institute needed to be sealed final month.
Delhi has to this point reported 12,319 coronavirus instances, together with 208 deaths. It’s the fourth worst-hit state within the nation after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.