In a shocking development, a doctor who tested positive for coronavirus COVID19 few days ago died on Thursday in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. This is the first case of the death of a doctor due to the deadly virus in India. The death toll in Indore stands at 22 and the total number of positive cases in the city are 213.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Dr Shaturghan Punjwani and said that it will be impossible to forget this 'superhuman'.
दूसरों के अमूल्य जीवन की रक्षा और #COVID19 के विरुद्ध युद्ध लड़ते हुए बलिदान हो जाने वाले डॉक्टर शत्रुघ्न पंजवानी जी की आत्मा की शांति के लिए हम सब प्रदेशवासी ईश्वर से करबद्ध प्रार्थना करते हैैं।
आप जैसे महामानव को कभी भुलाया न जा सकेगा।
विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि! pic.twitter.com/VqTzT2MZVI
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) April 9, 2020
It is to be noted that Indore is one among three places in Madhya Pradesh which have been sealed to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. Indore is the worst affected city in Madhya Pradesh and it is feared that the number of positive cases in the city will increase in the coming days.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 5,734, including 5,095 active cases, 473 cured and 166 deaths, as per Heath Ministry data at 8 am on April 9