Unfortunate: CTVS Doctor at Fortis Escorts hospital succumbs to COVID-19
According to Hospital authorities, the doctor had stopped coming to the hospital after June 3. Since the department wasn’t aware, someone got in touch with him and he said he was sick and won’t be coming in till he’s better.
New Delhi - In a tragic incident, yet another doctor has succumbed to coronavirus disease. A 49-year-old doctor of a leading private hospital, at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in South Delhi has died of COVID-19 recently.
The deceased doctor, Dr Yasir Naseem, was a senior medical officer in the cardiothoracic and vascular surgery (CTVS) department at the hospital and had been employed at Fortis Escorts for around four years. He had diabetes and when he was admitted for treatment, his sugar and saturation levels were reportedly all over the place.
He belonged to Cuttack district, succumbed to the disease at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 facility, reports PTI.
According to Hospital authorities, the doctor had stopped coming to the hospital after June 3. Since the department wasn't aware, someone got in touch with him and he said he was sick and won't be coming in till he's better. Later, on June 17, Dr Naseem's wife, also a doctor, rushed him to the hospital.
A doctor who was posted in the Covid-19 ICU at the time told The Indian Express, "When he was brought to the casualty, he was not responding to oral commands, he was drowsy. He was critical. We were informed that he was diabetic. His sugar and (oxygen) saturation levels were all over the place."
The doctor further informed the daily that Dr Naseem's Covid-19 test was done on the day he was admitted to the hospital, which came back positive.
"Soon, he was put on the ventilator, and on June 21, he succumbed to the virus," he added.
Delhi's tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the 66,000-mark on June 23rd with the biggest single-day jump of 3,947 fresh infections, while the death toll due to the disease mounted to 2,301.