New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a saddening incident, India’s first frontline warrior lost his life, as a 62-year-old doctor, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in Indore on Thursday, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh to 22, an official said as reported by news agency PTI.  

This is probably the first case of a doctor succumbing to coronavirus infection in Madhya Pradesh. The government-run MGM College here had on Wednesday night issued a list of COVID-19 patients, in which the doctor's name had figured.

"A doctor who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away, taking the death toll in Indore to 22. The total number of positive cases in Indore is 213," informed Dr Rahul Rokade, PRO of MGM Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, as reported by news agency ANI.

Indore's chief medical and health officer (CMHO), Dr Praveen Jadia, said that the victim, who was a general physician, breathed his last at government-run MGM College. "It appears that he had come in contact with a coronavirus patient during treatment. We are trying to trace the source of infection," he said.

He had symptoms of coronavirus, but the authorities are yet to trace the COVID-19 patient he had come in contact with, officials said. Meanwhile, a purported video is doing rounds in social media in which the doctor is seen sitting with his family members and claiming that he is completely healthy.

Earlier on yesterday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered three major cities Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain to be sealed completely.

The state government also invoked the Essential Services Management Act (ESMA) in the state with immediate effect to combat COVID-19 to ensure essential supplies and services are operational during this crisis.

"The district administration should ensure the supply of essential commodities in these areas. No person will be able to go in and out of these areas. Services of all government departments and their resources should be taken in coronavirus related work," Chouhan said, as quoted by ANI.

As per the latest figures provided by the state health department, so far 213 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Indore district.


(With Agencies Inputs)

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