India on Thursday reported its first death among the frontline health workers as a doctor succumbed to the deadly coronavirus in Indore.
As per reports, the 62-year-old doctor who was a general physician had tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago.
He was initially admitted to Gokuldas Hospital but was later shifted to CHL Apollo Hospital in Indore.
The doctor was later moved to the Aurobindo Hospital where he breathed his last at 4 am on Thursday morning.
He mostly treated patients from lower-income groups and would waive the fee if the patient couldn’t afford it.
The number of people who had died due to coronavirus has now increased to 23 in Indore.
Moreover, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the city has now increased to 213.
Meanwhile, India on Thursday reported 5734 confirmed cases of coronavirus which includes 166 deaths and 472 cured or discharged.
A series of measures have been taken by both Central and the State government to break the chain of transmission.
The Government of India has launched a training module for management of COVID-19 named ‘Integrated Govt. Online training’ (iGOT) portal on DIKSHA platform for the capacity building of frontline workers to handle the pandemic efficiently.
This includes doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians, ANMs, State Govt Officers, Civil Defence officials, National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and other volunteers.