(This story was first published in the Times of India on July 13, 2020)Mumbai: A 65-year-old builder from Ghatkopar died of Covid on Saturday at Somaiya Hospital. Dinesh Shah, suspected to have contracted the virus while distributing meals during the lockdown, is survived by his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. Shah, owner of Swastik Builders, fed around 6 lakh poor people on behalf of the Lions club, said his friends.
Shah’s son Hiren said when he showed symptoms, they did an X-ray and CT scan, which detected pneumonia. He was mobilised with medicine at home. His conditioned worsened on June 25, and he was admitted to SRV Hospital in Chembur. Shah asked to be shifted to Somaiya Hospital, where is conditioned worsened further on July 9. He was given three vials of tocilizumab, said Hiren.