Veteran Journalist Vinod Dua admitted to ICU; ‘Beyond Critical’ says Mallika Dua

Vinod Dua has been suffering from post-covid health complications and has been admitted to an ICU at a private hospital in Gurugram today.

Veteran Journalist Vinod Dua File Photo| PC: YouTube Screengrab (TheQuint.com)
Veteran Journalist, Vinod Dua, aged 67, who has been suffering from post-covid health complications has been admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram today morning and is presently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). His daughter, Actor-Comic Mallika Dua has stated that his condition is “beyond critical”, as she requested people not to spread any rumours about his death.
The 67-year-old journalist, a pioneer in broadcast Hindi journalism with stints in Doordarshan was known for his committed journalism with NDTV and was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award and the Padma Shri in 2008.
Last May when the Covid-19 outbreak was at its peak during the second wave, both Vinod Dua and his wife were admitted to the hospital as they were diagnosed to be Covid positive. While only Vinod could recover, he was still suffering from post-covid complications.
As the news of his ill-health spread, so did rumours that he had passed away and some people even posted condolence messages, prompting his daughter to request people to not spread any such rumours.

“My Papaji is beyond critical in the ICU. His health had been deteriorating rapidly since April. He also is unable to come to terms with losing the light of his life. He has lived an extraordinary life and given us the same. He deserves no pain. He is immensely loved and revered and I request you all to pray that he experiences as little pain as possible,” Mallika Dua wrote.

“Request everyone to not spread rumours about my father’s demise. He is in the ICU. Fighting still. Whatever be the outcome. Let him have his dignity. Do not believe/spread misinformation, please. I will issue all official news and updates on him. Not Twitter,” Mallika wrote on her Instagram stories.

The journalist’s health has suffered ever since and he has been in and out of hospitals.

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