The novel COVID-19 has affected the entire globe badly. A large number of people have lost their lives to the deadly disease. The pandemic outbreak has not only affected the common man but doctors and policemen who are working hard day and night just to keep others safe and healthy. Two more doctors in the US have lost their battle to the disease while they were treating other patients. Governor Phil Murphy described their demise as particularly tough and applauded them dedicating their lives for others.
If the sources of a leading entertainment portal are believed to be true, An Indian-American father and daughter who worked as doctors in New Jersey, have passed away due to COVID-19. Both these doctors belong to the TV actor Romit Raj's family. When the portal got in touch with Romit, he was extremely upset with the loss and revealed that they were family members of Romit's maternal side.
Satyender Dev Khanna who was aged 78 was a surgeon who served both on staff and as the head of the surgical departments for multiple hospitals across New Jersey for decades.
Priya Khanna, 43, was a double board-certified in both internal medicine and nephrology. She was Chief of Residents at Union Hospital, now part of RWJ Barnabas Health.
"Dr. Satyender Dev Khanna and Dr. Priya Khanna were father and daughter. They both dedicated their lives to helping others. This is a family dedicated to health and medicine. Our words cannot amply express our condolences," New Jersey Governor Murphy tweeted on Thursday.
"Both dedicated their lives to helping others and we lost both of them to COVID-19," Murphy said during a press conference on Thursday, saying their demise is a "particularly tough one."
Hats off to Satyendra Khanna and Priya Khanna for sacrificing their lives for others. Condolences to Romit's family for the loss.
May their soul rest in peace!
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