Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday condoled the demise of former AIIMS faculty Dr JN Pande who died of coronavirus on Saturday.
Dr Pande had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week, died at his residence on Saturday at the age of 79.
"Heartfelt condolences to Dr Pande's family. He retired from AIIMS after a long service but continued to work in another hospital until his unfortunate demise this week due to coronavirus. Delhi salutes you sir. RIP," Kejriwal said in a tweet.
Pande, a pulmonologist and former head of the Department of Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, had tested positive on Tuesday. He died at his residence with mild symptoms.
Dr Pande and his wife tested positive for the infection on Tuesday with mild symptoms and they decided to remain in home isolation, according to a senior AIIMS doctor.
But his wife was shifted to the AIIMS hospital on Saturday. After his retirement in 2003, Dr Pande joined the Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research and worked there as a senior consultant in the Respiratory Medicine department.