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British-Tamil Doctor Tragically Dies From Covid-19 After Coming Out Of Retirement To Serve
Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, a consultant geriatrician at Kingston Hospital, had come out of retirement to serve again and passed away this weekend after contracting coronavirus.
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Correction: It had previously been widely reported that Dr Sebastianpillai had retired, but the BBC has recently been told this was not the case.

A British Tamil doctor who was working on the frontlines of the country’s National Health Service has passed away after contracting coronavirus.

Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, a consultant geriatrician at Kingston Hospital, passed away on the weekend at the hospital’s intensive care unit. His final shift at the hospital had been on March 20.

"It is with great sadness that I confirm the death of a consultant geriatrician who was part of the team at Kingston Hospital," said a spokesperson for Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. "Dr Anton Sebastianpillai died on Saturday 4 April 2020 having been cared for in the hospital’s intensive care unit since 31 March."

“Dr Sebastianpillai completed his last shift with us on 20 March and we would like to extend our sincere condolences to his family.”

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