A medical staff works at the department of infectious diseases in Wuhan Union Hospital, to combat the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pneumonia, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
Xia Sisi, 29, a gastroenterology physician, became infected while working and died Sunday despite doctors' all-out efforts to save her life.
WUHAN, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- A female doctor at a Wuhan hospital that receives patients infected with the novel coronavirus died from the virus on Sunday, according to the hospital.
Xia Sisi, 29, a gastroenterology physician, became infected while working at the Union Jiangbei Hospital of Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. She was hospitalized on Jan. 19 and later transferred to Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University on Feb. 7 after her condition worsened.
She died Sunday morning despite doctors' all-out efforts to save her life.
The Union Jiangbei Hospital mourned the death of Xia and expressed condolences for her family.
Chinese health authorities have required local health agencies to promptly apply for the honor of martyr for deceased medical staff to the veteran's affairs authorities, comfort the families of the deceased and help solve their difficulties. ■