Dr Kailash Chand died suddenly last night. He was a loving family man, a giant among NHS campaigners, one of the most fundamentally kind and decent human beings you could wish to meet – and utterly fearless when it came to standing up for those who work in the NHS and those who need it. And he was my friend, a father and hero to many.
He was also a key member of both Ordinary Left and Socialist Telly, as well as a contributing author to Skwawkbox. This is what we think he would have said to you tonight if he was able:
If you want to honour his memory – fight for the NHS. It needs you now more than ever.
Our heartbroken condolences to his family and friends.