Liang Wudong

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Liang Wudong
BornMarch 1959
Died25 January 2020(2020-01-25) (aged 60)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Cause of deathCOVID-19
Known forFirst doctor die from 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic

Liang Wudong (Chinese: 梁武东; pinyin: Liáng Wǔdōng; March 1959 – 25 January 2020) was a physician at Xinhua Hospital in Hubei who was the first physician to die of coronavirus pandemic due to nosocomial infections.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Liang was the director of the Department of Orthopedics of the Chinese Hospital and Integrated Western Medicine of Hubei Province (Xinhua Hospital).[2] He has a history of heart disease and atrial fibrillation.

Coronavirus case[change | change source]

On 16 January 2020, Liang became unwell and had a fever and chills. He went to Hubei Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital for treatment and a computed tomography scannershowed that his lungs were white and there were signs of lung infection.[3]

After being diagnosed with coronavirus disease, he was admitted to the isolation ward for hospital treatment, and transferred to Jinyintan Hospital Wuhan on January 18, 2020 to continue treatment. At 7 am, 25 January 2020, Liang passed away at 60 age. [4]

On 3 February, the Shanxi Zhendong Renai Angel Fund donated 100,000 yuan to the Liang family and 2,000 yuan for living expenses.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "武汉医院告急 第一名医生殉职 中国军医团抵达增援" (in Chinese). rfi. 25 January 2020.
  2. "武漢肺炎首位醫師殉職 62歲耳鼻喉科主任梁武東今晨不治". 今日新聞.
  3. "封面报道之一 现场篇:武汉围城". 財新網. Archived from the original on 8 February 2020.
  4. "感染新型肺炎去世的医生梁武东为新华医院退休职工". 21世紀經濟報道.
  5. "病毒无情,"天使"有爱,长江日报联合救助基金守护医护家庭". 長江網. Archived from the original on 2020-08-29. Retrieved 2020-03-23.