CM mourns tragic death of COVID ambulance driver

By A O News Service

ITANAGAR, July 04: The driver of an ambulance (No R 11B0003) of Lohit zonal hospital, Tezu died and an attendant sustained critical injuries when the vehicle met with an accident at Tengapani on Saturday morning, official sources told this daily, adding the ambulance was returning from Dibrugarh after depositing swab samples of patients at Assam Medical College & Hospital when the mishap occurred.

The deceased, a resident of Tezu, has been identified as Sangupia Tayo, 31, s/o late Nyakung Tayo. However, the mortal remains were handed over to the relatives after conducting post-mortem at Namsai district hospital for performing the last rites, hospital sources informed.

Meanwhile, expressing deep shock over death of the COVID-19 warrior, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the skilled contingency driver was brought to Namsai Hospital with grievous injuries and succumbed to his injuries later.

Late Tayo, engaged on COVID-19 duty since April 18 last, is survived by his wife, mother, brother and a minor child.

Conveying his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members, Khandu said that the state people are with them during this trying time. While assuring all possible GoAP support, he directed Lohit DC to process document soon for granting ex-gratia relief. (CMO)

Lone Tawang case caused

TAWANG:  A 26-year-old male student who arrived here from Delhi on May 26 had tested positive though asymptomatic, but released from Covid care centre on Saturday after his two consecutive swab tests were negative.

DC Sang Phuntsok handed over discharge certificate to lone COVID-19 case of the district and congratulated him for winning over the invisible enemy.

DMO Dr.Wangdi Lama, KDS district hospital medical superintendent, MO (ayush) Dr.N. Namshum, Dr.Namgey Dakpa, Dr.Tenzin Gelek (Sowa Rigpa) and other officers were present.

The patient being blind, his sister has been instructed about 14-day strict home quarantine with self monitoring. She conveyed her gratitude to all frontline warriors, saying “we are very lucky to get all the care and support from you”. (DIPRO)

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