Odisha CM Naveen expresses grief over demise of renowned nephrologist Dr. Chittaranjan Kar
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the death of Odisha’s renowned nephrologist Dr. Chittaranjan Kar, who passed away at a hospital in Chennai this evening at the age of 57.
Deeply saddened to know the passing away of renowned nephrologist Dr. Chittaranjan Kar. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 21, 2020
Dr Kar was tested Covid positive on August 20. Initially, the doctor was admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar but as his condition deteriorated he was shifted to AMRI hospital Bhubaneswar.
But since no improvement was seen in his condition he was airlifted to a hospital in Chennai. He lost his life while undergoing treatment for post–Covid complications there in Chennai.
Dr. Kar was Professor of Nephrology at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. He was in-charge of Renal Transplant Programme and Post Doctoral Certificate in Dialysis Medicine course of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) under the aegis of the Government of India’s Ministry of Health.
He played a major role in initiating kidney and cadaver transplant in Odisha.