AIIMS doctor dies of COVID-19| Details inside

Dr Jitendranath Pande

The Hush Post| 20:57 pm|one-minute-read|

A senior doctor at Delhi’s All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) died of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Dr Jitendra Nath Pande was the director and professor of the Pulmonology department at the premier hospital, which has been treating coronavirus patients for weeks.

Dr Sangita Reddy, a senior Delhi doctor, confirmed Dr Pande’s death. She said that it was due to COVID-19. She said the disease has claimed its most illustrious victim.

“Deeply saddened to hear that today COVID-19 claimed its most illustrious victim, Dr JN Pande, Director and Professor of Pulmonology, AIIMS, New Delhi. A stalwart of the medical world, his work in pulmonology will continue to ensure better health for many. My Condolences to his family,” she tweeted.

Dr Pande’s death comes a day after a mess worker at AIIMS died  of COVID-19.

It prompted allegations from the Resident Doctors Association that precautionary measures it demanded way back had not been taken.

“A mess worker from RPC canteen died of COVID-19 because the hostel section refused to take precautionary measures as demanded by RDA more than a month ago,” the RDA said in a letter to the AIIMS Director on Friday.

“These demands have fallen on deaf ears and hence the fatal outcome,” it added.

 

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