Kamlesh Kumar Masson was a GP in Thurrock, Essex,

Another ‘deeply respected’ Indian origin doctor dies due to coronavirus in UK

Kamlesh Kumar Masson, who gained medical {qualifications} from Utkal University in 1969 and practised for many years as a common practitioner within the UK, has died aged 78, making him the most recent Indian-origin medical skilled to fall sufferer to coronavirus.

Masson was a GP in Thurrock, Essex, the place his colleagues, sufferers and household paid him tributes and described him as a “deeply respected, well liked” physician. Recent victims of the virus included docs Jitendra Kumar Rathod, Manjeet Singh Riyat and Krishan Arora.

The Boris Johnson authorities has arrange an inquiry to probe preliminary knowledge that Indian and different non-white individuals are disproportionately falling sufferer to the virus. So far, 492 individuals categorised as British Indian have died in England.

Kallil, chair of National Health Service in Thurrock stated: “We were very sad to hear of the passing of Dr Masson, he was a well respected and liked GP in Thurrock, with a significant contribution over the last 30 years in the borough caring for patients and providing support”.

“Later he provided GP services in both Thurrock and Basildon. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr Masson for his commitment and passion and our condolences to his family for their loss.”

Masson’s household stated he got here to the UK in 1973 after finishing his medical coaching in India and dealing as a physician in East Africa. He was recognised by sufferers, colleagues and friends as a devoted, decided, positive particular person who would at all times do his utmost to assist in all endeavours.

“Dr Masson was an honest, kind and generous man who was deeply respected by anyone who was privileged to cross paths with him. He was jovial, funny and kind, always wanting to make the best of any situation”, his household stated in an announcement.

“Dr Masson was taken from us too soon and still had so much to give. He had practised medicine for over five decades and was a dedicated servant to the NHS for 47 years. He would have wanted to practice medicine for many more years to come”, the assertion added.