ITANAGAR- Dr. Gamba Padu Riba of Arunachal Pradesh and , resident of Naharlagun, succumbed to COVID-19 and multiple organ failure on Tuesday. After about 37 days in the ICU, she breathed her last on November 9 at the New Delhi AIIMS.
Dr Gamba Padu Riba used to visit special children homes regularly with her husband Dr Komri Riba as a member of Helping Hands NGO for medical check up, said Robin Hibu, President, Helping Hands
Robin wrote in his time line ” Kabhi alvida na kehna dil se – painful life of corona warrior, late Dr Gamba Padu Riba who succumbed due to corona”.
Amidst these reach out to the needy patients beyond the call of her regular duties at Tomo Riba Hospital as senior physician, Dr Gamba Padu Riba was always available for medical counselling with enigmatic smile and few words of wisdom to patients .
Helping Hands will miss this ever ready sensible doctor, who have touched hundreds of needy hapless patients and children. Said Hibu.
villagers in Arunachal would also miss her regular medical camps under the banner Riba Foundation with Helping Hands NGO in remote areas with other doctors .