Nick Carver, Chief Executive of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, said: “It is with deep sadness that I confirm the news that one of our colleagues, Dr Abdorreza Sedghi, has passed away.
“Abdy, as he was known, contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) in April and sadly passed away at the Royal Papworth Hospital last night – 27 May.
“Abdy was an Iranian GP who came to the UK to pursue a career in general practice. Abdy joined the Central Herts GP Training Scheme in August 2019 and was based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
“Abdy made a big impact with his charisma and personality. He was devoted to his patients, taking time to understand their problems and worries.
“As one team we offer our very sincere condolences to his family and friends and mourn the loss of a greatly valued colleague.
“We are providing support to our colleagues at this difficult time.”
Abdy’s next of kin have been informed and the family have asked for their privacy to be respected.