Young govt doctor succumbs to COVID-19 in Telangana after battling for life over a week

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The 35-year-old medical practitioner was spearheading the immunisation programme in Bhadrachalam division

Telangana lost yet another frontline COVID-19 warrior when a young doctor working as a medical and health officer in Bhadradri Kothugudem district of the state succumbed to the pandemic in Hyderabad after battling for life for over a week.

The deceased has been identified as Dr G Naresh Kumar, a resident of Bhadrachalam, and is survived by his wife and two children.

The 35-year-old medical practitioner was spearheading the immunisation programme in the Bhadrachalam division of the district besides being the district immunisation officer there, said a report in The New Indian Express.

Besides this, he was part of the COVID-19 mitigation strategies and in charge of one of the quarantine centres in the district. He was also working in a hospital in the district.

State Minister of Health Eatala Rajender expressed shock and grief in the death of the doctor. He also said that his prayers are with the family of the diseased.

Dr Kumar reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 about a week ago and he was shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad after his condition deteriorated. He succumbed to the disease early on Friday.

Dr Kumar is the sixth frontline health worker and the first among government doctors, who are actively engaged in tackling COVID-19, succumbing to the pandemic in the state.

 

Image credit: The New Indian Express

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