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After a 20-day battle, doctor posted at Covid isolation wing of Patiala’s Rajindra Hospital succumbs to virus

Patiala, May 18

After battling Covid for around 20 days, a senior resident of Government Rajindra Hospital succumbed to the virus at a private hospital in Patiala on Tuesday morning. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit on April 30. 

Rajan Singh, 37, had been performing his Covid duties at the isolation wing of Rajindra Hospital before he tested positive and was admitted to hospital after his condition deteriorated. He hailed from Banga town in Nawanshahr district.

Dr HS Rekhi, Medical Superintendent, Government Rajindra Hospital, said, “It is a great loss to the fraternity. He was very sincere and hardworking.”

Asked whether the doctor was vaccinated, Dr Rekhi said he was inoculated, but it wasn’t clear if he had received both the doses.

Meanwhile, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA), GMC, Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, has appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister to waive the hospital bills of Dr Rajan and provide Rs 50 lakh financial assistance to his family. The association said the doctor was the sole  breadwinner in his family.

The daily treatment charges of the doctor were between Rs 60,000-70,000, which would be very difficult for his family to pay, added the association.