West Bengal: Civic Body Chairman Dies of COVID; Govt Blames Delay in Reaching Hospitals For 70% Deaths in State

Commenting of the rising death toll of the state, chief secretary Rajiva Sinha has recently said that 70% of the deaths took place because the patients were brought to the hospitals late.

By India.com News Desk | Published:Fri, August 07, 2020 5:38pm

New Delhi: A day after West Bengal recorded the highest single-day spike of 2,954 COVID-19 cases, a civic body head died of the virus. Chairman of the board of administrators of Panihati municipality, Swapan Ghosh died of coronavirus at a private hospital Thursday, his family sources said. Also Read - Face Shields Ineffective Against Coronavirus: Japanese Supercomputer Fugaku

He was 66 and a bachelor. Also Read - Delhi High Court Stays AAP Govt Order to Reserve 80% ICU beds in Private Hospitals for COVID Patients

Ghosh was detected to be corona positive on August 4 and was admitted to the hospital the following day, the sources said. Also Read - Sonia Gandhi Returns With Son Rahul From US Post Health Check-up Amid Ongoing Monsoon Session

According to his brother Nirmal Ghosh, the chief whip of Trinamool Congress in the West Bengal assembly, the deceased had comorbidities like kidney ailments and diabetes.

On Wednesday, as many as 56 people succumbed to the infection since Wednesday evening, raising the death toll to 1,902.

Commenting of the rising death toll of the state, chief secretary Rajiva Sinha has recently said that 70% of the deaths took place because the patients were brought to the hospitals late.

(With Agency Inputs)

Published:Fri, August 07, 2020 5:38pm

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