After spending almost a week in the Intensive Care Unit at the Arima Hospital being treated for Covid-19, former district medical officer Dr Vinod Mahabir died yesterday morning.
Sources close to his family said Mahabir was fully vaccinated but had been battling pre-existing medical conditions.
They said he came down with a cough two weeks ago.
Relatives encouraged him to get tested and he took a Covid test, which was positive.
Mahabir was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the Arima Hospital last Wednesday night.
Four months ago his younger brother, Dr Dhiyan Mahabir, consultant at the San Fernando General Hospital, also died of complications related to Covid-19.
Dr Mahabir studied medicine at Kerala University in India.