60-year-old doctor dies of Covid-19 in Indore, scanner on his patients

INDORE: A private doctor died of an infection in Indore on Thursday, bringing the death toll in the city to a whopping 22. He is the first health professional to die in Madhya Pradesh.

Sources said the 60-year-old doctor was a general practitioner and a resident of Roopram Nagar. It is believed that he came into contact with a Covid-19 carrier while treating patients at his private clinic.

This is Roopram Nagar's first Covid-19 case. The area has been disinfected and contained. The administration is competing to track patients who visited his clinic to see if any of them is an undetected carrier or may have contracted the virus from him.

CMHO's Dr. Pravin Jadia said the doctor tested positive on Wednesday. He was admitted to the Gokuldas Hospital a week ago with difficulty breathing, cough and fever. He was transferred to the CHL Hospital and then to the Covid-19 designated Sri Aurbindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) when his health parameters began to worsen.

Indore's chief medical officer, Dr. Pravin Jadia, said the doctor last breathed in the early hours of the morning. Information is being collected on treatment history, if you had any comorbid conditions, and cause of death.

Health department teams isolated their main contacts and sent their swab samples for analysis.

Indore has reported 213 cases of Covid-19, higher than states like Gujarat and Karnataka, and an alarmingly high death rate.

Four other health professionals, two doctors, a nurse and a PG student, had previously tested positive for the virus. The nurse and doctor have recovered and are now home.