A general practitioner who ran clinics in Khairatabad and Jiyaguda areas of Hyderabad succumbed to Covid-19 in the state, the first doctor to die from the virus.
He is also a senior member of the Indian Medical Association’s Hyderabad city branch, and had hypertension, which made his condition worse, attending doctors said. “He was admitted with high fever and severe acute respiratory distress. He was put on a ventilator too, but despite our best efforts, he could not be saved,” said an official at the hospital, where he underwent treatment.
“On testing, he was found to be positive and was admitted at a private hospital. He was not seeing any patients at his clinics,” said Dr Sanjeev Singh Yadav, state secretary, IMA Hyderabad. He is survived by his three children.