The virus claimed the life of Dr Wahengbam Imo Singh, a prominent gynecologist of the state Credit: Representational image

Imphal: Manipur has reported its first doctor who lost life due to COVID-19 infection on Monday.

The deadly virus has claimed the life of a 65-year-old Dr Wahengbam Imo Singh, a prominent gynecologist (IVF specialist) of Manipur, while he was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Delhi with severe ARDS (Acute respiratory distress syndrome).

As per reports, Dr Wahengbam, who was a consultant at Suba Hospital & Assisted Reproductive Center in Imphal, got infected the virus while on duty and tested with COVID-19 positive at RIMS Hospital in the state.

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Later, he shifted at Apollo Hospital in the national capital after his lung got infected.

Since its first case of coronavirus reported on March 24 in the state, many healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses and paramedics staff have contracted the virus while performing their duties; however, this is the first such case where a doctor reported death due to COVID-19.

Dr Wahengbam was the president of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society, Manipur and known for his proficiency in identifying, diagnosing and treating various reproductive health issues.

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