27-year-old Delhi doctor dies from Covid-19
New Delhi : A 27-year-old doctor in Delhi passed away on Saturday night after fighting from the deadly coronavirus for a month. Dr Joginder Chaudhary worked at Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, dedicated for the treatment for coronavirus patients. He was tested positive for the coronavirus on June 27 this year.
Initially, he was admitted to government run Lok Nayak Hospital (LNJP Hospital). After his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to Shri Ganga Ram Hospital where his family received a bill of Rs 3.4 lakh.
While the Baba Saheb Ambedkar doctors' association pitched in to raise about 2.8 lakh for the treatment, his father - a 51-year-old farmer - also wrote to the hospital administration, seeking help.
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital accepted the father's request and bore the cost of treatment.
Dr Joginder Chaudhary, who was from Madhya Pradesh's Singrauli, had joined the casualty department of Ambedkar Hospital in November last year.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said last week his family will be given compensation of Rs 1 crore, which was announced by Arvind Kejriwal in April for families of health workers who died while serving coronavirus patients.