An Indian-American father and daughter, each docs in New Jersey, have died as a result of COVID-19, with Governor Phil Murphy describing their demise as “significantly powerful” and hailed them for dedicating their lives for others.
Satyender Dev Khanna, 78, was a surgeon who served each on workers and because the head of the surgical departments for a number of hospitals throughout New Jersey for many years.
Priya Khanna, 43, was a double board licensed in each inside drugs and nephrology. She was Chief of Residents at Union Hospital, now a part of RWJ Barnabas Well being.
“Dr. Satyender Dev Khanna and Dr. Priya Khanna had been father and daughter. They each devoted their lives to serving to others. This can be a household devoted to well being and drugs. Our phrases can not amply specific our condolences,” New Jersey Governor Murphy tweeted on Thursday.
“Each devoted their lives to serving to others and we misplaced each of them to COVID-19,” Murphy stated throughout a press convention on Thursday, saying their demise is a “significantly powerful one.”
Satyender Dev Khanna handed away on the Clara Maass Medical Middle the place he had labored for greater than 35 years.
Governor Murphy described him as a “pioneering physician” who was one of many first surgeons to carry out laparoscopic surgical procedure within the state. He’s being remembered by colleagues as a “mild and caring doctor.”
“And for a health care provider, I”m not one, however I might wager, I don”t suppose there could possibly be a extra becoming technique to be remembered, or a nurse or a healthcare employee of any variety,” Mr Murphy stated, including that the physician had a ardour for bicycling, and he usually discovered peace from the hustle of the hospital in biking alongside the Jersey Shore.
Priya Khanna did all of her medical coaching in New Jersey after which did her fellowship in nephrology in South Jersey with the Cooper Well being System. Like her father, she too labored at Clara Maass, the place she died.
She was additionally Medical Director at two dialysis facilities in Essex County and “took delight” in educating the subsequent technology of docs, Murphy stated, including that the ICU doctor who cared for Priya Khanna was skilled and taught by her as properly.
“Priya shall be remembered as a caring and selfless one that put others first. And even whereas within the hospital, combating her personal battle, she continued to check out her mother and pa and her household,” Mr Murphy stated.
“This can be a household, by the way in which, 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 drugs doctor and Anisha Khanna, a pediatrician.
“Unbelievable. Our phrases can not amply specific our condolences nor, I’m certain, can they specific the ache that the Khanna household is feeling. However I hope that the truth that our complete state mourns with them is a few small consolation. And we mourn everybody we have now misplaced. We commit of their reminiscence to saving as many lives as we will,” Mr Murphy stated.
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