49-year-old RPF personnel succumbs to Covid-19 in Ludhiana
A 49-year-old Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan, who was suffering from Covid-19, died at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC&H) here on Thursday.
A resident of Karol Bagh in Jalandhar, he died at noon after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Confirming the death, civil surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga said that the patient was undergoing treatment at the Mother and Child Hospital since May 20. “He was suffering from acute pneumonia and on May 22, he was rushed to CMCH after his condition deteriorated.” The patient, who also had diabetes, had been on ventilator support for the past four days.
Later in the evening, a 72-year-old woman from Hathi Gate of Amritsar also tested positive for the virus. She was rushed was rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMC&H) early in the morning and tested.
Dr Bagga said the woman was stable now.
The district has so far seen 13 deaths, out of which seven are from the district and six are from other districts. The district currently has 33 active cases, excluding the RPF personnel and people from other districts who tested positive here. As many as 57 personnel of the RPF contingent sent for crowd control at the railway station in Ludhiana had tested positive after their arrival. Of these, 45 have recovered and been discharged.
Deputy commissioner (DC) Pradeep Agrawal said, “A total of 6,430 samples have been collected from Ludhiana, of which, reports of 6,222 have been received.As many as 5,953 reports came out negative, while the reports of 208 samples are pending. Presently, Ludhiana’s tally is 181, excluding 88 are from other districts/states. Till date, 6,493 persons have been kept under home quarantine and presently, the number of such people is 1,802. Of them, 92 were sent to home quarantine on Thursday.”