New Delhi, May 23: J.N. Pande, Director at the Pulmonology department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, died of coronavirus on Saturday, just a day after a mess worker succumbed to the infection.
Sangita Reddy, a senior Delhi doctor and the Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, shared the news in a tweet.
“Deeply saddened to hear that today Covid-19 claimed its most illustrious victim, Dr. J.N Pande, Director and Prof of Pulmonology at AIIMS, Delhi. A stalwart of the medical world his work in pulmonology will continue to ensure better health for many. My Condolences to his family,” she tweeted.
Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract.
AIIMS is one of the Covid-19 dedicated hospitals in the national capital.
Hundreds of doctors and health workers in the city have been infected with coronavirus since the outbreak of the infection.