CLEAR LAKE, Texas – The Clear Lake Pediatric Clinic is mourning after one of the clinic’s founding partners lost her battle with coronavirus.
“It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the death of our beloved partner and friend, Neera Bhutani,” the clinic said in a statement posted on Facebook.
According to the statement, Bhutani died on Jan. 2 after a month-long battle with COVID-19. She was one of the founding partners of the clinic and served as a practitioner and the managing partner, according to the post.
The statement said in part:
“For over 40 years (Bhutani) has dedicated her life to the care and comfort of our families, as well as to the improvement and wellbeing of her community. Neera truly had a servant’s heart. She worked tirelessly for her patients, fighting both disease and insurance companies. Time and time again we would hear stories of how she was the go-to person for friends in need, and she never refused any request for help.. She was a fixer who strived to make life better for those around her.”
Bhutani was scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in a month. In the statement, the clinic urged people to not skip getting the vaccine: “We at Clear Lake Pediatrics implore you to consider receiving the COVID vaccine when available. Please don’t let your families suffer needlessly.”
Bhutani leaves behind her husband, son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.