An “outstanding” Indian-origin lady physician has died within the north-east of England after a protracted battle with the lethal coronavirus.
Dr Poornima Nair, a 55-year-old Keralite from Delhi labored on the Station View Medical Centre in Bishop Auckland in County Durham of England.
She died on the University Hospital of North Tees Hospital at Stockton-on-Tees after a protracted battle with COVID-19.
Dr Nair is believed to be the tenth General Practitioner (GP) to die on the frontlines of the UK’s medical neighborhood combating the coronavirus. The extremely contagious an infection has claimed the lives of over 32,000 folks within the nation.
“The practice is very sorry to announce to our patients the death of our much loved and valued colleague and friend Dr Poornima Nair,” the medical centre mentioned in a message.
“Dr Nair passed away after a prolonged COVID-19 illness, which she fought with her great strength of character. We are all devastated and upset by this tragic news and hope you will join with us in our thoughts and prayers,” it mentioned.
Tributes have been pouring in for the physician on social media from pals, colleagues and others recognized to the overall practitioner (GP).
She had been on ventilator help for a number of days earlier than she succumbed to the illness this week.
“Dr Nair was a well-known and extremely valued member of our community, serving as a doctor at Station View Medical Centre. She will be heavily missed by all that knew her, and my thoughts and prayers go out to her friends, family, and colleagues at this sad time,” the native Bishop Auckland MP, Dehenna Davison, mentioned in a Facebook put up.
One of Dr Nair’s many sufferers thanked her for saving her mom’s life.
She wrote: “Rest in Peace Dr Nair. Absolutely excellent physician. Saved my mum’s life 10 years in the past doubtless, after undiagnosed life-threatening sickness.
“Our whole family will always be grateful to you for ensuring my mom saw the rest of her life. I’m so sad yours has been cut short. Sending all our love to your family and work colleagues who will no doubt be missing you already.”
A former colleague added: “It’s so unhappy to listen to such unhappy information. I labored alongside Dr Nair for over seven years at Station View.
“This is devastating news. My thoughts go out to all of her family, friends and colleagues.”