Srinagar: The deadly pandemic Friday claimed at least nine more lives including a KAS officer and a police Sub-Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the toll number of deaths in the Union Territory to 378.
Officials said that ten patients who died include a 70-year-old male from Drugmulla Kupwara, a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama, a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar, a 57-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar, a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu, a 75-year-old man from Arigam Tral, and a senior Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officer.
A senior official from SKIMS Bemina said that Tasaduq Jeelani, the senior KAS officer who was admitted in the hospital few ago, passed away on Friday.
He said that the officer was admitted on 14 July and died due to cardiopulmonary arrest. “He was suffering from diabetes and other ailments,” he said.
Tasaduq was presently posted as Special Secretary Social Welfare department.
An official from SKIMS Soura said that a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar who was admitted on 19 July died on Friday.
He added that a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar who was admitted on 18 July also died today.
He further added that a 57-year-old man from Rainawari, Srinagar who was admitted on 26 July also died on Friday.
An official from SMHS said that a 70-year-old man from Drugmulla Kupwara who was admitted with bilateral Pneumonia and was tested positive after death.
An official from SKIMS Bemina said that a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama who was admitted on 28 July died at mid-night.
He further added that a 75-year-old man from Arigam Tral who was admitted on 22 July died on Friday.
An official from CD hospital said that a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, posted in Police Station Awantipora who was admitted on 30 July died on Friday at 3:55 am.
“He was having complaints of breathlessness, fever and respiratory distress and was referred from DH Pulwama on Thursday,” he said.
An official from GMC Jammu told KNO that a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu who was admitted with respiratory distress a week ago died on Thursday and was tested positive for COVID-19 after death.
With ten more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 378 including 351 from Kashmir division and 27 from Jammu division. (KNO)