Mumbai, May 23 -- Since the lockdown, BYL Nair Hospital has been converted into a Covid hospital where more than 800 patients are receiving treatment. Recently, the hospital's gynaecology department celebrated the record of delivering 100 babies by Covid-positive mothers. Had Dr Payal Tadvi not died by suicide a year ago, she would have been there, working alongside her fellow doctors in the gynaecology department, said her mother Abeda Salim Tadvi. "She always wanted to help people. She would have never gotten scared of the virus," said Abeda.

On May 22, 2019, the body of Dr Tadvi, a second-year resident doctor, was found at the medical college attached to Nair Hospital after she died by suicide. She was 26. Three of her senior colleagues...