A 56-year-old doctor from Keshavnagar, Maharashtra, died at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune on Friday after undergoing a positive test in Kovid-19.
He worked as a general medical practitioner at Orpadi village in Pune.
The doctor was undergoing treatment for coronavirus and his condition was serious. He was admitted to Sassoon Hospital on May 13 and was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. This is the first death of a doctor in Pune due to Kovid-19.
Chief Health Officer of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Dr. Ramchandra Hankare said, "The news of Dr. Cutter's death could create fear in the medical community, especially among general practitioners, most of whom have closed their clinics."
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According to Sassoon Hospital records, the doctor died of acute respiratory failure due to Covid-19, positive bilateral pneumonia, acute respiratory syndrome, myocarditis and severe kidney injury.
The doctor was also one of the first Kovid-19 patients to be given an immunosuppressive drug called toc silizumab, which is recommended against Kovid-19.
Maharashtra is the worst affected state in the country when it comes to coronavirus. In Maharashtra, more than 44,000 people have signed Kovid-19, with more than 27,000 cases coming from Mumbai. Thane and Pune are many other badly affected districts of Maharashtra. In Thane, more than 700 Kovid-1 cases have been reported, while in Pune, the number has risen to about 5,000.