Doctor dies from coronavirus three weeks after writing British government requesting for more protective equipment for health workers

A doctor who warned Boris Johnson that frontline staff urgently needed more Personal Protective Equipment has died after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury has sadly died after spending 15 days in hospital.

The 53-year-old was a locum urologist who worked at Homerton Hospital in East London and died on Wednesday at Queen’s Hospital in Romford after testing positive for coronavirus.

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He is survived by his wife and two children.

On March 18, Dr Chowdhury wrote an urgent message to Boris Johnson appealed for PPE for “each and every NHS worker in the UK”.

Taking to Facebook last month, Dr Chowdhury wrote: “Dear and Respectable Prime Minister Boris Johnson,.

“Please ensure urgently Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] for each and every NHS health worker in the UK.

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“Remember we may be doctor/nurse/HCA/allied health workers who are in direct contact with patients but we are also human beings trying to live in this world disease free with our family and friends.

“People appreciate us and salute us for our rewarding jobs which is very inspirational, but I would like to say we have to protect ourselves and our families in this global disaster.”

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