Gujarat HC Judge dies of Cardiac Arrest during Covid-19 treatment

Gujarat High Court Judge died in a cardiac arrest on Saturday while undergoing treatment for coronavirus at a private hospital here, a doctor said. Justice G R Udhwani (59), who had tested COVID-19 positive on November 19, died at SAL Hospital due to complications arising out of the infection, the doctor said.

He died in the morning, days after he was admitted to the hospital on November 22 in a critical condition, Dr Divyang Dalwadi, a critical care expert of the hospital, said. ‘He had tested COVID-19 positive on November 19, and was admitted to the hospital with severe lung infection. He was also suffering from hypothyroidism,’ the doctor said.

‘He suffered a cardiac arrest at 7 am on Saturday and was declared dead at 7.40 am,’ Dalwadi said. He had been on a ventilator support since December3 after his oxygen requirement increased, and was administered Remdesivir and Tocilizumab injections and plasma therapy during the course of treatment, the doctor said.

He was then elevated to the post of additional judge of the high court. In his career spanning over three decades, Justice Udhwani had also served as an additional judge of special POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act) court in 2003.

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