COVID Claims Delhi Doctor Who Delivered Rahul & Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi: Renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist and one of the longest serving doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi Dr SK Bhandari has succumbed to COVID-19. She was 86 years old.
Bhandari had delivered Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her two children, news agency PTI reported.
In a series of tweets, Priyanka condoled the demise of the veteran doctor.
Dr. S.K. Bhandari, Emeritus Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, who delivered my brother, me, my son and my daughter passed away today. Even in her late seventies, she would drive early morning to the hospital herself. A leader to the end, she upheld every noble trait of… 1/2
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 13, 2021
She was admitted to the hospital two weeks back for some heart-related issues but tested positive for COVID-19, Dr DS Rana, chairman of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, said on Thursday.
She had received both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine, he added.
Bhandari’s husband, a retired IAS officer, is also in the ICU after he tested positive for COVID-19.