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Indian Army Brigadier, who tested positive for Covid-19, dies in Kolkata

The officer was shifted to the Command Hospital in Kolkata, however, he couldn’t be saved.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2020 23:40 IST
HT Correspondent | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
HT Correspondent | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
Hindustan Times, Kolkata
The army officer was also suffering from co-morbidities and had been diagnosed with Covid 19 a few days ago.
The army officer was also suffering from co-morbidities and had been diagnosed with Covid 19 a few days ago. (HT Photo/Representative)

A brigadier of the Indian Army died in Kolkata on Thursday after testing positive for Covid-19, a few days ago. A senior official said that the brigadier was posted at the Eastern Command headquarters in Kolkata.

After he tested positive for Covid-19, he was initially shifted to the military hospital in Barrackpore, the designated Covid-hospital for defence personnel. As his health deteriorated due to complications, he was shifted to the Command Hospital in Kolkata.

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He, however, succumbed due to acute respiratory problems arising due to pneumonia and Covid-19 complications.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters. They had also tested positive but have recovered.

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