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Covid-19 kills another doctor in Bihar- sixth in past one fortnight


PATNA—Covid-19 claimed the life of yet another doctor in Bihar on Friday–the sixth one to die from Coronavirus in the past one fortnight.

The victim Dr Mahendra Chaudhary, 64, a prominent orthopedist from Supaul, was admitted to the AIIMS-Patna, media reports said today. He was posted with a government hospital in Arwal district.

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On July 22, the civil surgeon of Samastipur Dr RR Jha had died from coronavirus at the same hospital from the virus. He was on the life support system.

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Prior to them, Dr NK Singh, an ENT specialist posted with the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), had died from Covid-19 at AIIMS-Patna.

Three more doctors, Dr Ashwini Nand Kuliyar from Gaya, Dr GN Sah from Supaul and Dr Kalyan Kumar from Patna, died from Covid-19.

More than 300 doctors, health workers and technicians are also infected with virus, a report of the IMA, Bihar branch says.

Covid-19 is spreading very fast in Bihar and looks to have simply gone out of control. According to a latest report of the health department, the virus has claimed 221 lives and infected 33,511 people in the state so far.

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