UNITED KINGDOM: An Indian-origin doctor as found dead in a hotel where he was staying to protect his family from coronavirus.
Many healthcare staff members have been living away from homes while working in hospitals as the National Health Service grapples with the pandemic.
Dr Rajesh Gupta was serving in London in Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust’s hospital.
The Indian-origin doctor is survived by a wife and a son.
Dr. Rajesh Gupta, who was a Consultant Anaesthetist and a specialist in pain medicine at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust for the last 2 years, passed away yesterday. Dr Gupta was from Jammu and is survived by wife & son. Om Sadgati 🙏🏻#CovidWarrior #Covid19UK #NHS pic.twitter.com/zt63T9pxIq— 🇬🇧FISIUK 🇮🇳(Friends of India Soc UK) (@FISI_UK) May 26, 2020
The Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust on Friday paid tributes to Gupta.
“Rajesh, who worked as a consultant at Wexham Park Hospital, was found dead on Monday afternoon in the hotel where he had been staying to protect his family while he worked with us during the coronavirus pandemic. At this stage, the cause of his death is not known”.
“Rajesh was a popular and well-known figure across the trust, described by colleagues as an outstanding clinician with a passion for pain medicine. He had recently been appointed to a substantive post at Wexham after working for a period as a locum consultant at Frimley Park”, the trust said.
It is with an immense sense of shock that I inform you of the sudden loss of Dr Rajesh Gupta. A consultant anaesthetist @FrimleyHealth @FrimleyAnaes . He was mild mannered, softly spoken and a good all round bloke. Please support if you can. Link to the justgiving page is below. pic.twitter.com/7BZH8u8FGj— Irfan Raza (@irfanthegasman) May 26, 2020
Dr Rajesh Gupta had gained medical qualifications from India’s Jammu University in 1997, moved to the UK in 2006
Dr Rajesh Gupta, a dear friend, famous Oncologist at London, died of Corona. Son of of Late Jagmohan Gupta, Adv. resident of Rehari Chungi, Jammu. He is survived by his wife Geetika and son Rahan. A student of MHAC, Nagbani School, he did his MBBS from GMC Jammu. Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/B8FXikvztA— Sunil Slathia (@sunilslathia) May 27, 2020
The UK now has 270,508 cases of Covid-19 and 37,919 related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
More than 5.8 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported worldwide, as well as more 360,000 deaths.