Mangaluru, Sept 12: Covid-19 has claimed the life of a young private doctor in Mangaluru. The deceased has been identified as Dr Sakshik Shetty, a postgraduate medical student at Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre.
The 27-year-old student, hailing from Hardalli in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district, had joined the course recently. He was a first year postgraduate student in surgery, sources said.
His parents are settled in Mudigere in Chikkamagaluru district. His last rites will be held at Mudigere.
A source from the medical college said that the doctor was not on Covid-19 duty. He had joined the postgraduate course on a government quota, a few days ago. Though he was diagnosed with Covid-19, he was fine, and was undergoing treatment in the ward, sources said.
Absolutely heartbreaking! He was supposed to be a brilliant All Rounder. Was to be engaged soon to a doctor.
The facilities at the so called Medical College hospital where this tragedy happened are so pathetically insufficient that it is a shame to the Medical profession!
God give strength to the grieving family.