Dr Kamlesh Kumar Masson
31st March 1942 – 16th April 2020
Dr Kamlesh Masson came to the UK in 1973 after completing his medical training in India and working as a doctor in East Africa.
Although he worked across the UK in Ashby De La Zouch, Kings Lynn and other parts of the UK, the family settled in the locality of South Essex in 1975 where he established his career in General Practice.
Kamlesh founded Milton Road Surgery, Grays in 1985 and worked there continuously until 2017. He then went on to do locum work across Thurrock and Basildon until his last working day of March 12th 2020. He was a valued member of the team at Muree Medical Practice in Basildon.
Dr Masson was an excellent clinician whose drive to constantly improve his clinical skills and knowledge with passion and enthusiasm will remain with us all as a reminder to always try to be the best. He was recognised in the locality by patients, colleagues and peers as a dedicated, determined, positive individual who would always do his utmost to help in all endeavours.
His thirst for knowledge was only seconded by his passion for his hobbies including cooking, clay-pigeon shooting and learning new languages.
Dr Masson was an honest, kind and generous man who was deeply respected by anyone who was privileged to cross paths with him. He was jovial, funny and kind, always wanting to make the best of any situation.
Dr Masson’s career came to unexpected end last month, when he unfortunately contracted COVID-19. This caused bilateral pneumonia requiring admission to Basildon Hospital on March 22nd and then University College London Hospital on March 31st 2020 (his 78th birthday).
Dr Masson fought bravely, but tragically lost his battle with COVID-19 on April 16th 2020.
Our lifelong thanks will go to the doctors and staff at University College London Hospital who fought tirelessly to save a Hero’s life.
Dr Masson was taken from us too soon and still had so much to give. He had practised medicine for over 5 decades and was a dedicated servant to the NHS for 47 years. He would have wanted to practice medicine for many more years to come.
He was a true gentleman who will be missed, but not forgotten.
Dr Dr Adegboyega Tayo, Chair of NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG, said: "In the latter part of his career Dr Masson has been a valued member of the team at the Murree Medical Practice and has been able to support patients in Basildon with his wisdom built over such a long and valued career of service in the NHS. He was much respected and a well liked member of the primary care community. He will be missed by all those who knew him."