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26-Year-Old Junior Resident Doctor Dies of COVID-19 Infection after Testing Negative Twice

Abhishek Bhayana
Bhayana worked in the oral surgery dept of MAIDS. He had secured rank 21 in AIIMS MDS exam. HT

He was just 26 when the infection of COVID killed him. A 26-year-old, Abhishek Bhayana, young and energetic resident doctor at Delhi’s Maulana Azad Institute for Dental Sciences (MAIDS), was tested negative twice for COVID before he succumbed to the infection on the 4th of July. 

He had all the symptoms of COVID infection such as shortness of breathing and persistent cough. This is a matter of very serious concern and maybe first of its kind wherein the patient showing all the symptoms and yet tests negative. 

There could be various reasons, like his young age that may not show the infection in the tests or the test kits itself are faulty and now showing the proper results. 

According to the reports, Abhishek was working as a junior resident doctor at Delhi’s Maulana Azad Institute for Dental Sciences (MAIDS), and he was posted in the department of oral surgery of the dental institute.   

“I am having breathing issues. All my symptoms are of corona… I will be 100% positive,” said Dr. Abhishek Bhayana (26) to his elder brother Aman (31) on Thursday morning, hours before he passed away following complaints of chest congestion and breathlessness.

Bhayana worked in the oral surgery dept of MAIDS. He had secured rank 21 in AIIMS MDS exam. His friends and colleagues still remember him as a doctor with unmatchable positive energy. 

“He was a diligent and hardworking doctor. Despite having all the symptoms of coronavirus, his test did not come positive. He died of a heart attack,” said a senior doctor from MAIDS.

Abhishek’s elder bother Aman told the media that he had showed some symptoms “On Thursday morning, he started to feel dizzy. Before that, he was perfectly fine. I kept telling him that nothing will happen to him… We still can’t believe he is not with us. Our parents are in shock.” Abhishek was going to turn 27 on July 22.

According to Abhishek’s family, he started experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms around 10 days ago and had complained of throat pain and cough. “We took him to a chest specialist. An X-ray was performed and we were told he has a chest infection. We were under the impression that it was nothing but viral fever. But he kept saying the symptoms were not of chest infection as he was having shortness of breath,” his brother said.

As his condition worsened on Thursday, he was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital. “He was fit and healthy. The negative result may come due to several other reasons. Till his last breath, he kept saying he had symptoms of coronavirus. The doctors there started administering oxygen to him but it was too late by then,” said Aman. Abhishek’s family performed his last rites on Friday afternoon.

Source: Indian Express 

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