India loses 62-year-old doctor, Dies of COVID-19 in Indore

Delhi: India’s first front line warrior lost his life, as a 62-year-old doctor, who had tested positive for corona virus, died in Indore on Thursday, adding to the death toll due to COVID-19 in Indore. This is probably the first case of a doctor succumbing to corona virus infection in Madhya Pradesh. The government-run MGM College here on Wednesday night issued a list of COVID-19 patients, in which the doctor’s name had figured. “A doctor who was tested positive for COVID-19 passed away, taking the death toll in Indore to 22. The total number of positive cases in Indore is 213” ,informed Dr Rahul Rokad  of Medical College, Indore. Chief medical and health officer of Indore Dr Praveen Jadia, said that the victim, who was a general physician, breathed his last at government-run MGM College. “It appears that he had come in contact with a corona virus patient during treatment. We are trying to trace the source of infection,” he said. He had symptoms of corona virus, but the authorities are yet to trace the COVID-19 patient he had come in contact with, officials said. Meanwhile, a purported video is doing rounds in social media in which the doctor is seen sitting with his family members and claiming that he is completely healthy.