A 62-year-old doctor, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in Indore on Thursday, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh to 22, an official said.
Indore’s chief medical and health officer (CMHO), Dr Praveen Jadia, said that the victim, who was a general physician, breathed his last at a private hospital in the morning. “It appears that he had come in contact with a coronavirus patient during treatment. We are trying to trace the source of infection,” he said.
This is probably the first case of a doctor succumbing to coronavirus infection in Madhya Pradesh. The government-run MGM College here had on Wednesday night issued a list of coronavirus patients, in which the doctor’s name had figured.
He had symptoms of coronavirus, but the authorities are yet to trace the COVID-19 patient he had come in contact with, officials said.
Meanwhile, a purported video is doing rounds in social media in which the doctor is seen sitting with his family members and claiming that he is completely healthy.