New Delhi: Dr C Mohan Reddy, also know as India’s ‘10-rupee doctor’, breathed his last due to respiratory issues merely days after recovering from COVID-19. During the pandemic, despite being 84 years old, he joined the battle against COVID-19 and treated many poor patients in his hospital.
Being in the frontline during the pandemic, Dr Reddy got infected with COVID-19 on June 25 and was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai. “He recovered from COVID and tested negative. But he collapsed suddenly and died of respiratory failure,” vascular surgeon Dr CMK Reddy, brother of Dr Mohan Reddy, told The New Indian Express.
Dedicating his life to treating the poor, Dr Reddy lived in his hospital to ensure his availability to patients 24 hours a day. His sudden death has caused grief among many patients who were saved by the doctor.
Dr Reddy was born in 1936 and he graduated from Kilpauk Medical College to become a general practitioner. According to his brother, Dr Reddy was more concerned for his patients than his own health and safety during coronavirus outbreak.
According to reports, Dr Reddy was an inspiration to many and also was an active donor to people in need.