In a shocking development, COVID-19 Frontline Hero Dr Richard Duomai of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), who was serving COVID-19 patients at the Covid facility of the hospital died of COVID-19, sources said.
While a statement from the hospital is yet to be recieved, as per reliable sources, one Urologist at JNIMS, Dr Kyoduwo Richard Duomai contracted the disease while serving COVID-19 patients at JNIMS COVID Ward. He succumbed to COVID-19 on Saturday at 7.45 pm due to lack of oxygen at the hospital, the sources said.
"He was fighting for his life for some days but his condition worsened due to lack of oxygen at JNIMS...we have lost one of the best sons of our soil," sources close to him said in a condolence message.
The Paomai Naga Tribe, condoling the death of the doctor, stated, "With profound grief and sorrow, we regret to inform that our beloved Dr Kyoduwo Richard Duomai left for his heavenly abode today at 7.45 pm. He was working as Senior Resident in Urology department JNIMS, Imphal..."
Condoling the death of the COVID-19 warrior, Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted, "Deeply pained by the untimely demise of Dr. Kyoduwo Richard Duomai, Senior Resident, JNIMS. We tried our best to save Dr. Richard but fate has something else in store for him as he succumbed to covid complications. A frontline warrior himself, we will never forget his sacrifice."
Advisor to chief minister (Health and Family Welfare) Sapam Ranjan also extended his condolence over the demise of Dr Richard.
"Dr.Richard Duomai of the department of Urology ,JNIMS left for his heavenly abode today in the evening due to COVID-19 . We have lost one of the COVID Warriors today. May his soul rest in peace. I sincerely express my deepest condolences to the bereaved family. His sacrifice for the people will not go in vain," Ranjan said in a Facebook post.
First published:16 May 2021, 7:40 am