The Association of Physicians of Indian-Origin (AAPI) said on Wednesday that Dr Sudheer S Chauhan, an Indian-origin physician in New York died due to COVID-19, making him the third Indian doctor to die due to the novel virus in the US.
It is said that Dr Chauhan was battling for his life due to coronavirus for the past few weeks and breathed his last on May 19 after a few complications. He was an Internal Medicine Physician and Associate Program Director IM Residency Program at the Jamaica Hospital in New York.
Dr Chauhan graduated from GSUM Medical College, University of Kanpur, back in1972. He was the chief resident in Internal Medicine at the Jamaica Hospital and graduated in 1997. It is said that one out of every seven doctors serving in the US is of Indian origin, providing medical care to over 40 million people in the US.
Currently, more than 80,000 Indian American physicians are practising at the forefront of fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The American Physicians of Indian origin President Dr Suresh Reddy said “We have a proud moment, it is also a scary moment; it is a mixed feeling, but this virus is a deadly virus”.