Agri Officer, CRPF Man Among Fatalities As 2 Women Declared Positive After 3 Days
Srinagar, July 14 (GNS): The deaths related to covid-19 rose to 195 in Jammu and Kashmir after four fresh fatalities and posthumously confirming of three other casualties including a paramilitary CRPF personnel on Tuesday.
Among the fresh fatalities includes a 60-year-old man from Tangmarg area of Baramulla district who died at SKIMS Soura here.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the hospital told GNS that the sexagenarian had “bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP) with ARDS with BHP”.
“The patient was admitted in medical emergency on July 13 as a suspected case. His sample was taken on the same day. The patient was very sick and expired on July 14 at 4:00 a.m.,” he said.
Earlier, a 65-year-old covid-19 patient from Shopian district died at SKIMS Bemina hospital here, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients
the death, Dr Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Bemina told GNS that the sexagenarian man was admitted to the hospital on July 10.
“He already had Coronary bypass surgery and was also suffering from pneumonia. He died today,” she added.
Also, a 47-year-old agriculture officer from Jammu’s Talab Tillo died at Government Medical College Jammu, two days after he tested positive for the covid-19.
Principal GMC Jammu Dr Nasib Chand Digra told GNS that the man was admitted to the hospital on July 12 and was put on ventilator last night. “He died (at 7: 40 a.m.) today,” he said.
A senior doctor at GMC Jammu told GNS that the 47-year-old, Agriculture Officer at Directorate of Agriculture Talab Tillo Jammu, was suffering from bilateral CAP, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and hypertension.
“He had high grade fever and cough. He remained on oxygen since the time of admission,” the doctor added.
Prior to him, a 60-year-old covid-19 patient from Nadihal area of Baramulla district died at SKIMS Soura, nine days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.
“He was a case of HTN, T2DM, CKD, ESRD, (bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP),” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, told GNS. “He expired at around 4:00 a.m. today,” Professor Jan added.
Superintendent SMHS Hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary told GNS that a test report of a 35-year-old paramilitary CRPF trooper from 66th Battalion Baramulla returned positive for the covid-19, a day after his death.
A resident of Nowshera Rajouri, the tricenarian was suffering from high fewer and pneumonia, he added.
Meanwhile, Dr Majid Mahrib, Medical Superintendent GMC Anantnag, told GNS that two women, both aged 60-years, from Semthan Kulgam and Anantnag died at the hospital on July 10 and their bodies were handed over to the families as per the new protocol. “Their samples returned positive late last night,” he added.
With these deaths, 177 people in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19.
Srinagar district with 46 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (37), Kulgam (22), Shopian (17), Anantnag (15), Budgam (14), eleven each in Jammu and Kupwara, Pulwama (6), Bandipora (3), Ganderbal (4) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)