A 26-year-old Indian doctor died of Covid complications hours after testing positive for coronavirus.

Senior doctors said that Dr Anas Mujahid was working at the OB-GYN ward till Saturday afternoon. Around 8 pm that night, he took the test for Covid. The following day around 3 am, the MBBS graduate from Delhi’s University College of Medical Sciences passed away at GTB Hospital due to intracranial bleeding, reported The Indian Express.

“It’s heartbreaking to lose a young and bright doctor. He was a shy student and didn’t speak much during classes but he always greeted me in the hallway. I will miss his smile," said Dr Satendra Singh, Professor of Physiology at UCMS.

"I spoke to his seniors at the Gynaecology department where he was working for the last three months. They told me his work was excellent. I am so proud of him. He served many Covid patients. He was a martyr,” he added.

Doctors and colleagues said that his family is currently based in Delhi, but Anas was living at the Leela Palace Hotel as he was working as a resident doctor during the pandemic. On Saturday evening, Anas visited his family for Iftaar. Before going back to the hotel, he decided to get the Covid test done as he was feeling unwell.

“He complained of body ache and weakness so he got himself tested around 8 p.m. The Rapid Antigen Test showed he had Covid. The doctor was writing a prescription when Anas said he was having a severe headache. He then collapsed on the ground and it seemed he was having a seizure. When the doctor removed his face mask, one side of his face was paralysed,” said Dr Shaaz Beg, Anas’s friend and batchmate at UCMS.

Anas was taken to the emergency ward and a CT scan was done. According to it, he had “heavy clotting."

“Everyone told us he was critical. It all happened so soon, I still can’t process it. Doctors put him on a ventilator around 2.30 a.m but he died after half an hour. Anas was one of the most hard-working doctors from our batch. He performed duties in the Covid ward, OB-GYN and other places. He was so dedicated,” said Dr Beg.

Mauz Mujahid, younger brother of Anas, said that the family were informed about his condition around 10 pm on Saturday, reported Hindustan Times.

“We could not believe what Anas’ friend was saying as he was with us till a few hours ago. My parents and my elder brother immediately rushed to the hospital. Within hours, he left us. Our family is in shock. My parents still can’t accept it even after cremating him,” he said.

His family and friends performed the last rites on Sunday afternoon. He has left behind his parents and four siblings.

“We feel he gave his best. He was content with his job and loved helping people. He did a good thing," Anas’ family said at the burial ground.

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