Mumbai: Renowned infectious disease specialist Dr Om Shrivastava, who was also the member of state Covid taskforce, died on Tuesday after prolonged illness. Shrivastava, 55, was hospitalised in April after suffering a heart attack.
Since then he was on life support. Covid taskforce member and endocrinologist Dr Shashank Joshi said, “Deeply sad to lose a close friend, a colleague and a fellow researcher Dr Shrivastav. He was a thinker, teacher and clinician. We all pray to the almighty that he attains Moksha. We pray for his family to bear this immense loss.”
BMC executive health officer DrMangalaGomare said, "I came in his contact when I was incharge of the Kasturba Hospital's epidemiology cell. During Covid, he was part of the death investigation committee. He was one of the pioneers we have lost way ahead of time,” she said.
Former minister Aaditya Thackeray also condoled his demise. The Thackeray scion wrote, "Saddened to hear about the demise of Dr Om Shrivastav. In his role as the member of State COVID Task Force, he rose up to serve the people in midst of the pandemic. My heartfelt condolences are with his family and loved ones."