Covid-19 positive, Indian Army Brigadier dies in Kolkata

a covid-19 ambulance
The army officer was also suffering from co-morbidities and had been diagnosed with Covid 19 a few days ago. 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.

Source: Hindustan Times