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.