Two Indian-origin doctors, a father and daughter duo, died of COVID-19 in New Jersey, USA. The two doctors contracted the disease while treating infected patients.
Dr. Satyender Dev Khanna and Dr. Priya Khanna were father and daughter. They both dedicated their lives to helping others. This is a family dedicated to health and medicine. Our words cannot amply express our condolences. pic.twitter.com/aLGCZETrWT— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 7, 2020
Dr. Satyender Dev Khanna, a 78-year-old surgeon, had served in multiple hospitals across New Jersey for decades.
His daughter, Dr. Priya Khanna, was a nephrologist. She was the medical director at two dialysis centres and also trained doctors.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy hailed the two doctors for their selfless dedication and service.
Dr. Satyender Dev Khanna and Dr. Priya Khanna were father and daughter. They both dedicated their lives to helping others. This is a family dedicated to health and medicine. Our words cannot amply express our condolences.
Satyender Dev Khanna was a pioneering doctor and was among the first surgeons to perform laparoscopic surgery in New Jersey.
Twitter paid tributes to the two doctors for their services to the medical community.
They look like beautiful souls. RIP.— Donald Sico (@DonaldSico) May 7, 2020
What a terrible loss. Thank you for putting faces and names to the numbers, Governor.— Liz (@LizzieJ1) May 7, 2020
🌹🌹 A tremendous loss to our medical community. Thank you for lifelong service to helping others Dr. Satyender and Priya Khanna. https://t.co/N9AUwBMR63— Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver (@LtGovOliver) May 7, 2020
RIP Dr. Satyender Dev Khanna, General Surgeon.— krupali (@krupali) April 23, 2020
Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
He died April 21, 2020 from #covid19 He was the father of Dr. Priya Khanna, she also died from #coronavirus - to lose 2 people, from a single family, both doctors, breaks my heart. #HealthcareHero pic.twitter.com/eOw4heH5YR
My best friend, Dr. Priya Khanna, and her dad, Dr. Satyender Dev Khanna, were honored for their service and dedication today by the governor of New Jersey. They lost their lives to the virus. The last thing Priya ever told me was to stay home and keep my family safe. #covid19 https://t.co/CK9Vikh7Ec— Laura Stanfill (@ForestAvePress) May 7, 2020
Dr. Satyender Khanna is survived by his wife and two other daughters, who are also doctors.