An Indian-American father and daughter, each docs in New Jersey, have died because of the COVID-19, with Governor Phil Murphy describing their dying as “specifically difficult” and hailed them for dedicating their lives for others.
Satyender Dev Khanna, 78, was once a surgeon who served each on group of workers and because the head of the surgical departments for a couple of hospitals throughout New Jersey for many years.
Priya Khanna, 43, was once a double board qualified in each interior medication and nephrology. She was once Chief of Residents at Union Hospital, now a part of RWJ Barnabas Health.
“Dr. Satyender Dev Khanna and Dr. Priya Khanna have been father and daughter. They each devoted their lives to serving to others. This is a circle of relatives devoted to well being and drugs. Our phrases can’t amply categorical our condolences,” New Jersey Governor Murphy tweeted on Thursday.
“Both devoted their lives to serving to others and we misplaced either one of them to COVID-19,” Murphy stated throughout a press convention on Thursday, announcing their dying is a “specifically difficult one.”
Satyender Dev Khanna gave up the ghost on the Clara Maass Medical Center the place he had labored for greater than 35 years.
Governor Murphy described him as a “pioneering physician” who was once one of the vital first surgeons to accomplish laparoscopic surgical treatment within the state. He is being remembered by way of colleagues as a “delicate and being concerned doctor.”
“And for a physician, I”m now not one, however I’d wager, I don”t assume there can be a extra becoming option to be remembered, or a nurse or a healthcare employee of any sort,” Mr Murphy stated, including that the physician had a keenness for bicycling, and he continuously discovered peace from the hustle of the health center in cycling alongside the Jersey Shore.
Priya Khanna did all of her scientific coaching in New Jersey after which did her fellowship in nephrology in South Jersey with the Cooper Health System. Like her father, she too labored at Clara Maass, the place she died.
She was once additionally Medical Director at two dialysis facilities in Essex County and “took satisfaction” in instructing the following technology of docs, Murphy stated, including that the ICU doctor who cared for Priya Khanna was once skilled and taught by way of her as smartly.
“Priya might be remembered as a being concerned and selfless one who put others first. And even whilst within the health center, combating her personal fight, she persisted to investigate cross-check her mum and dad and her circle of relatives,” Mr Murphy stated.
“This is a circle of relatives, by way of the best way, devoted to well being and drugs,” he stated.
The governor spoke with Satyender Khanna’s spouse Komlish Khanna, who’s a pediatrician. The couple has two extra daughters – Sugandha Khanna, an emergency medication doctor and Anisha Khanna, a pediatrician.
“Unbelievable. Our phrases can’t amply categorical our condolences nor, I’m certain, can they categorical the ache that the Khanna circle of relatives is feeling. But I’m hoping that the truth that our complete state mourns with them is a few small convenience. And we mourn everybody we’ve misplaced. We devote of their reminiscence to saving as many lives as we will be able to,” Mr Murphy stated.
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