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Indian doctor dies in UK after long battle with coronavirus

by Webdesk


Dr Poornima Nair, GP at Station View Medical Centre in Bishop Auckland, UK who has died of Coronavirus. Poornima was much loved and is survived by her husband & child. 


Dr Nair became the UK's tenth GP to die from coronavirus and the first woman from the profession to lose her life during the pandemic.


She was on life support since March 27 having been taken ill two weeks earlier and admitted to the University Hospital of North Tees Hospital in Stockton.


Nair, a 56-year-old Keralite from Delhi joins the grim list of medical staff of Indian heritage who passed away from the virus, which includes Jitendra Kumar Rathod, Manjeet Singh Riyat, Krishan Arora, Rajesh Kalraiya, Pooja Sharma, Jayesh Patel, Vivek Sharma, Kamlesh Kumar Masson, Amarante Dias, Sophie Fagan, Hamza Pacheeri and Amrik Bamotra.