Dr Dattabab Gaitonde no more

25 Dec 2019 07:39 PM

Dr Datta Gaitonde, one of the veteran surgeons of Goa, passed away on Wednesday at his residence in Mapusa. He was 87-year old and was known in the whole Bardez taluka as the most helpful and committed medical surgeon.

Dr Gaitonde, along with Dr Madhukar Colvalkar and Dr Alfred Costa, had set up the famous Mapusa Clinic at Altinho in Mapusa in 1971.

The 48-year old 40-bedded hospital was one of the first private hospitals set up in Goa in 1945, even before Goa was liberated.

Dr Gaitonde was cremated on Wednesday. Some of his colleagues paid tributes to him.

Reporter: Sandeep Kamulkar | Desk: Bureau

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