Indian-origin doctor dies in UK after long battle with coronavirus

WION Web Team
London, London, UK (Great Britain) Published: May 13, 2020, 03.15 PM(IST)

Death due to coronavirus Photograph:( Reuters )

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Nair is believed to be the tenth General Practitioner (GP) to die on the frontlines of the UK's medical community fighting the coronavirus. The highly contagious infection has claimed the lives of over 32,000 people in the country.

An Indian-origin woman doctor has died in the north-east of England after a long battle with the novel coronavirus.

Dr Poornima Nair, a 55-year-old Keralite from Delhi, worked at the Station View Medical Centre in Bishop Auckland in County Durham of England. She died at the University Hospital of North Tees Hospital at Stockton-on-Tees after a long battle with COVID-19.

Nair is believed to be the tenth General Practitioner (GP) to die on the frontlines of the UK's medical community fighting the coronavirus. The highly contagious infection has claimed the lives of over 32,000 people in the country.

Nair passed away after a prolonged COVID-19 illness, which she fought with her great strength of character, a note from the medical centre said.

Tributes have been pouring in for the doctor on social media from friends, colleagues and others known to the general practitioner (GP).

She had been on ventilator support for a few days before she succumbed to the disease this week.

One of Nair's many patients thanked her for saving her mother's life. She wrote: "Rest in Peace Dr Nair. Absolutely outstanding doctor. Saved my mum's life 10 years ago without doubt, after undiagnosed life-threatening illness.

(with inputs from PTI)

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