Crime

Slain Bronx-Lebanon Hospital doctor was covering for a colleague

She should have never been in his sights.

Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital staffer shot dead by an unhinged former physician with a grudge, was supposed to be off when the gunman showed up Friday, administrators said.

“She normally works in the clinic,” Bronx-Lebanon’s Chief of Hospital Dr. Sridhar Chilinuri said Saturday as rattled staffers returned to work, trying to calm nerve-wracked patients. “Yesterday she was asked to cover one of the physicians who was out.”

The shift would be the Touro College medical school graduate’s last.

As Tam stood with another physician on the 17th floor of the Grand Concourse hospital, Dr. Henry Bello shot them both, killing her.

“She was on the floor at the time (of the attack),” said Chilinuri, who has worked at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital for 29 years. “She was scheduled to cover only yesterday.”

. Slain Bronx-Lebanon Hospital doctor was covering for a colleague

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