Consultant who advocated for more PPE at hospital dies of coronavirus | News from the world


A hospital consultant died of coronavirus after pleading with the Prime Minister for additional personal protective equipment for front-line staff.

Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, consultant urologist at Homerton Hospital in east London, died after 15 days at Queens Hospital in Romford.

Last month, he wrote a Facebook message to Boris Johnson describing the urgent need for PPE for frontline workers and calling for faster testing for healthcare workers.

He wrote: “Dear and respectable Prime Minister, Mr. Boris Johnson, please urgently provide PPE for each NHS health worker.”

He told Johnson that healthcare workers “are in direct contact with patients” and have “the human right like everyone else to live in this disease-free world with our family and children.”

Chowdhury, born in Bangladesh, was 53 years old and had no underlying health problems.

The Muslim Doctors’ Association said it was “deeply saddened” by her death. In a Facebook post, he said, “He leaves behind his wife and two children. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. “


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