First COVID-19 patient in UP to receive Plasma Therapy dies of heart attack

Nation Next Newsroom | May 10, 2020 16:44

A 58-year-old doctor from Uttar Pradesh, who was the first COVID-19 patient to receive plasma therapy in the state, died of a heart attack on May 9. The doctor’s health had improved after the plasma therapy and he tested negative for the virus on the day he died.

As per reports, the doctor was admitted in the coronavirus ward of King George Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow. The doctor’s lung condition had drastically improved after the therapy but unfortunately he developed a urinary tract infection. He was also subjected to dialysis. His two test samples were found to be negative for coronavirus.

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According to a report in PTI, KGMU Vice Chancellor MLB Bhatt informed that the doctor was on ventilator for past 14 days, and was being continuously observed in the isolation ward as he had high blood pressure and diabetes. He suffered a heart attack around 5pm, and despite all efforts, doctors failed to save him.