Padma Shri awardee and former national president of the Indian Medical Association Dr KK Aggarwal passed away after a long battle with Covid. He passed away at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday.
The 62-year-old was admitted to AIIMS for the past several days and was on ventilator support since last week.
Dr Aggarwal was a cardiologist and the head of the Heart Care Foundation of India. He received the Dr BC Roy Award in 2005 and the Padma Shree in 2010.
He did his schooling in Delhi and completed his MBBS from Nagpur University.
A statement posted on his Twitter profile said that he succumbed to the disease at 11.30 pm on Monday.
Even during the pandemic, he made constant efforts to educate the masses and was able to reach out to 100 million people through numerous videos and videos and educational programmes and saved countless lives. He wanted his life to be celebrated And not mourned,” the statement said.
His last video which was uploaded to social media said The Show Must Go On . Dr. KK Agarwal said in his last video we must opt to Jugaadu OPD. He said that the doctors should call 100 of people with same symptoms to consultancy. This Covid has brought us lessons to learn. I request every doctor to call a meeting on Zoom for consultancy and should take large number of people in the meeting. Cause the time for One on One is gone. It’s time to take everyone in large number and with same symptoms.
Even during his last breaths when he was on oxygen and severe symptoms of Covid. He posted a video and gave consultancy to others and encouraged his fellow doctors.