A doctor who asked the British Prime Minister to urgently provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for NHS workers has died after contracting the coronavirus.
Consultant urologist Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, died on Wednesday night, more than two weeks after being taken to hospital on March 23.
Just five days before being admitted, the father-of-two wrote a Facebook post to Boris Johnson bout the lack of PPE.
In the post on March 18, he wrote: “People appreciate us and salute us for our rewarding job which are very inspirational but I would like to say we have to protect ourselves and our families /kids in this global disaster/crisis by using appropriate PPE and remedies.”
Family friend doctor Golam Rahat Khan said Dr Chowdhury had b een worried about Covid-19 “long before” it reached the UK.
“He was telling me and other friends that coronavirus was very dangerous,” he said.
Dr Khan, 45, who has known Dr Chowdhury for nearly 20 years, described him as a “life-loving person”.
He added: “He liked singing and liked our own Bengali culture and loved English heritage.
“He was so caring, he would call us very often to come to his house.
“I last saw him on February 1 at my house for my son’s eighth birthday.”
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