Doctor specialising in elderly treatment is 13th NHS medic to die from coronavirus

A doctor who specialised in treating the elderly has died after testing positive for coronavirus.

Anton Sebastianpillai, 75, who had a long association with Kingston Hospital, London, died on Saturday after spending four days in intensive care. He is believed to be the 13th NHS medic to die after contracting Covid-19.

The consultant geriatrician, who qualified as a doctor at the Peradeniya Medical School in Sri Lanka in 1967, worked his last shift on March 20.

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source: Metro

2020-04-08 00:26
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