Hyderabad: Telangana witnessed its first doctor death due to Covid-19 on June 21. The doctor, reportedly, who was Covid patient number 20904 at Gandhi Hospital, was a senior general physician and ran a private clinic at Khairatabad area in Hyderabad for the last 12 years.
The doctor was admitted to Gandhi Hospital for Covid-19 treatment on June 20. However, his condition deteriorated and he succumbed to the pandemic on Sunday. On 16 he was admitted to KIMS hospital with high fever. He was tested for Covid and when results came positive, he was shifted to Gandhi. Sources said the doctor was also suffering from hypertension. Since lockdown, the doctor was not seeing patients at his clinic.
Meanwhile, following the doctor's demise, Gandhi Hospital has once again landed in another controversy. According to the hospital documents released this morning, the time of doctor’s death has been reported as 4:23 pm on June 22. This led to doubts over the when exactly did the doctor succumb to Covid-19. However, the authorities of the hospital did not give any clarification regarding it so far.
The doctor is assumed to have succumbed to the disease at 4:23 am on Monday or on at 4:23 pm on Sunday evening.
More than 100 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 so far in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, deaths due to Covid-19 in Telangana crossed the 200 mark on Sunday. The doctor’s death takes the total death toll in the state to 204.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the state is surging ever since Telangana began to implement mass testing. On June 21, Telangana witnessed its highest spike in Covid-19 cases in a single day, with 730 cases being recorded.
With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the state has crossed 7,800. Meanwhile, the state has 3,861 active Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment for the disease, as of June 21.