Chandigarh: Assistant Commissioner of Police (North) Anil Kohli, who was posted in Ludhiana metropolis, on Saturday succumbed to coronavirus, taking the virus toll to 16 in Punjab.
The 52-year-old officer was identified optimistic on April 13. The officer was on a ventilator in a personal hospital in Ludhiana since April 11, Civil Surgeon Rajesh Bagga instructed media.
In a first-of-its-kind medical use of convalescent plasma remedy within the state, medical doctors on Saturday determined to attempt to remedy him through the use of plasma of one other cured younger volunteer affected person.
Docs stated he died attributable to a number of organ failure earlier than the plasma remedy might be administered.
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That is the second COVID-19 dying in Ludhiana previously two days and the fifth for the reason that pandemic struck.
Three of his shut contacts, together with his spouse, have additionally examined optimistic.
“Sad to share that we lost Gurmail Singh Kanungo yesterday and ACP Anil Kohli in Ludhiana to COVID-19 today,” the Chief Minister tweeted.
“In this moment of crisis, losing our Corona Warriors is a big loss for the state. I join their families in this time of grief. Rest assured Punjab will stand by them.”
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Describing his dying as a private loss, Director Common of Police Dinkar Gupta stated: “Our brother officer Anil Kohli, ACP Ludhiana, lost his battle against COVID-19 today afternoon. Anil served Punjab Police and the people of Punjab for over 30 years.”
Moreover, the entire variety of coronavirus circumstances in India on Saturday night reached 14,792, together with overseas nationals, with 12,289 energetic circumstances, the Union Well being Ministry stated.
The Well being Ministry stated in its each day replace that 488 deaths have been reported from throughout the nation thus far, with the best — 201 — getting reported from Maharashtra, adopted by Madhya Pradesh at 69.
“A total of 2,014 patients have been cured and discharged,” the ministry stated.
Maharashtra remained the worst hit state with complete variety of optimistic circumstances rising to three,323, adopted by Delhi (1,707), Madhya Pradesh (1,355), Tamil Nadu (1,323) and Rajasthan (1,267), in accordance with the Well being Ministry information.
In line with the Indian Council for Medical Analysis (ICMR), a complete of three,72,123 samples from 3,54,969 people have been examined as on Saturday.