Before Dr Anil Kumar Rawat was put on a ventilator at Delhi’s Saroj Hospital, he told a colleague: “I will come out of this. I have been vaccinated, I will come out.” On Saturday morning, the 58-year-old surgeon succumbed to Covid.
Rawat, who had been with the hospital since its inception in 1996, was described as a “thorough gentleman” and a “jovial colleague” by those who had worked with him.
He had received the second shot of the Covishield vaccine at the beginning of March, said Dr P K Bhardwaj, the chief executive director
of Saroj Hospital, who had known Dr Rawat since 1994.