Pune: 56-year-old doctor dies of Coronavirus
Pune, May 23, 2020: With the outbreak of Covid-19, things have started to take a toll on everyone’s life. With the normal public, even front liners are getting trapped while serving in their respective areas. Where Mumbai is worst affected even in terms of their Corona warriors getting succumbed to the deadly virus, Pune witnessed its first case where a doctor lost his life because of the Covid-19.
A 56-year-old doctor who had tested positive for #COVID19 passed away at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, yesterday. He was running a private hospital in the city: Health Officials, Pune #Maharashtra
— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2020
A 56-year-old General practitioner from Gorpadi area became the first doctor from the Pune city to die because of the Covid-19 on Friday. As per the reports, the doctor was the only in the whole of the Pune region to put on Tocilizumab, a drug/antibody which is now used to treat those who are critically ill due to Covid-19. The drug is reportedly very expensive and was provided to show care towards the doctor. He was admitted to Sassoon Hospital on 13th May and from 17th May he was on ventilator support in a critical condition.
Around 450 private medical practitioners have tested COVID positive in Maharashtra till date. The government must look into the matter and make sure that the doctors are motivated enough to work.