Another doctor from Madhya Pradesh's Indore died of the coronavirus on Friday. This comes just a day after a doctor in Indore succumbed to the disease. The victim doctor has been identified as Om Prakash Chauhan who was treating multiple patients at his private clinic. Dr. Chauhan was found having symptoms of the coronavirus, following which he was rushed to Suyash Hospital. The doctors did not see any improvement in his health despite treatment. His condition continued to deteriorate. He was later taken to Aurobindo Hospital where he died this morning.
Earlier on Thursday, a 62-year-old coronavirus-infected doctor died in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh. The victim was a general physician who breathed his last at a private hospital Thursday morning. It was the first case of a doctor succumbing to coronavirus infection in Madhya Pradesh.
Fourteen more persons, including two women doctors, tested positive for coronavirus in Bhopal on Friday, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the state capital to 112 and overall tally in Madhya Pradesh to 440, a health official said.
Test reports of these persons came on Friday morning and they were found to be infected with the viral disease, he said.
Efforts were on to quarantine them and start their treatment, the official said.
The woman doctors found coronavirus positive are working at a prominent government hospital here and were involved in screening people for the infection in the city, he said.
With these new infections, the number of coronavirus cases in the state has gone up to 440, the official added.