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CORONAVIRUS CASUALTIES (Oct 28):- GLOBAL:- Total Cases: 4,46,01,770; Total Deaths: 11,76,678 Recovered: 3,26,16,456 BELGIUM:- Total Cases: 3,47,289; Total Deaths: 11,038 BRAZIL:- Total Cases: 54,45,475; Total deaths: 1,58,101 CANADA:- Total Cases: 2,24,653; Total Deaths: 10,023 CHINA:- Total Cases: 85,868; Total Deaths: 4,635 FRANCE:- Total Cases: 11,98,695; Total Deaths: 35,541 GERMANY:- Total Cases: 4,77,203; Total Deaths: 10,347 INDIA:- Total Cases: 80,34,702; Total Deaths: 1,20,524 INDONESIA:- Total Cases: 4,00,483;Total Deaths: 13,612 IRAN:- Total Cases: 5,88,648; Total Deaths: 33,714 ITALY:- Total Cases: 5,89,766; Total Deaths: 37,905 JAPAN:- Total Cases: 98,116; Total Deaths: 1,730 MEXICO:-Total Cases: 9,01,268; Total Deaths: 89,814 NETHERLANDS:- Total Cases: 3,19,991; Total Deaths: 7,202 PHILIPPINES:- Total Cases: 3,75,180; Total Deaths: 7,114 RUSSIA:- Total Cases: 15,63,976; Total Deaths: 26,935 S KOREA:- Total Cases: 26,146; Total Deaths: 461 SPAIN:-Total Cases: 11,94,681; Total Deaths: 35,466 SWEDEN:- Total Cases: 1,17,913 Total Deaths: 5,933 SWITZERLAND:-Total Cases: 1,35,658; Total Deaths: 2,158 UAE:- Total Cases: 1,29,024; Total Deaths: 485 UK:- Total Cases: 9,42,275; Total Deaths: 45,675; US:- Total Cases: 90,86,312; Total Deaths: 2,32,709 - India Travel Times.Com   [Estd: 1998]       * * *    Travel, More Travel, Travel Means A Million Things     * * *    
'Godmother of Cardiology' Dr Padmavati, 103, is no more
Dr Padmavati had founded the National Heart Institute and was also the founder-president of the All India Heart Foundation. She was considered as India's top-most cardiologist. She was seeing patients for 12 hours a day at the NHI till 2016 and was leading an active life till the end. FRCP and FRCPE, Dr Padmavati also studied at Harvard Medical School in the US under Dr Paul Dudley White, the father of modern cardiology, in the early 1950s.

NEW DELHI, Aug 31: Dr S Padmavati, India's first woman cardiologist, passed away on Saturday night due to complications of lung infection arising out of coronavirus at the age of 103. She had been under treatment for several days at the National Heart Institute, Delhi, which she herself had founded.

She had been the director of NHI and was the founder- president of the All India Heart Foundation. She had set up the first Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (1954). It was her initiative that led to the setting up of the first cardiology department at the GB Pant Hospital, Delhi. The credit for starting the first DM course in cardiology also goes to her.

Sometimes referred to as the 'Godmother of Cardiology,' Dr Padmavati was a great source of inspiration for women medicos in India.

Described as India's top-most cardiologist, she led an active life till the last. Swimming and walking were her pastime throughout her life. She was seeing patients for 12 hours a day at the NHI till 2016.

She was awarded Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. She spoke English, German, French, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam.

Dr Sivaramakrishna Iyer Padmavati was born in Burma (Myanmar) on June 20, 1917. She took FRCP and FRCPE from Britain and studied at Harvard Medical School in the US under Dr Paul Dudley White, considered as the father of modern cardiology.

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