Dr Aggarwal Eminent Cardiologist, Former IMA President Loses to Coronavirus
- Dr KK Aggarwal was the former president of IMA, an eminent cardiologist and a Padma Shri Awardee
- The news of his demise was announced on his Twitter handle at 11:30 pm on May 17
- Dedicated his life to welfare of the public and raising health awareness
New Delhi: Former national president of the Indian Medical Association Padma Shri Dr KK Aggarwal,62 bid goodbye to the world after battling against COVID. The eminent cardiologist was being treated at AIIMS Delhi after he presented with COVID symptoms and was on ventilator support since last week.
A statement posted on his Twitter profile said that he succumbed to the disease at 11.30 pm on Monday (May 17). A statement by his family stated,” Ever since he became a doctor, Padma Shri Dr KK Aggarwal has dedicated his life to the welfare of the public and raising health awareness.”
“Even during the pandemic, he made constant efforts to educate the masses and was able to reach out to 100 million people through numerous videos and videos and educational programmes and saved countless lives. He wanted his life to be celebrated and not mourned”, they further said.
Dr Aggarwal was the head of the Heart Care Foundation of India. He was honoured with the Dr BC Roy Award in 2005 and the Padma Shree in 2010. Over the past year, he had been actively posting videos on the Covid pandemic and talking about various aspects of the disease and its management to educate the citizens and bring down the panic.