CPI(M) Cachar secretary, Dulal Mitra's brother succumbs to COVID; 2nd death in Cachar
70-year-old Narayan Mitra, a businessman by profession breathed his last today morning at Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH). Narayan Mitra is the elder brother of General Secretary of CPI(M) Cachar and senior advocate Dulal Mitra.
A resident of Mahaveer Marg, Janiganj, Narayan Mitra is survived by his wife 60-year-old Anindita Mitra, two sons, Satyajit and Abhijit Mitra. “With severe asthmatic issues, he was taken to SMCH yesterday evening,” informed Dulal Mitra.
He added that, Narayan Mitra’s condition deteriorated and that his why he was immediately rushed to the ICU and kept on a ventilator. “There was a rapid fall in the oxygen level and that is why the doctors couldn’t do a COVID test before admitting him. Early morning today, he died. Swab samples were collected from him after he was admitted and the officials in SMCH declared today that he is COVID positive,” informed Dulal Mitra.
The authority in SMCH asserted that Narayan Mitra will be cremated by the trained team of district administration and Silchar Medical College and Hospital. “We will follow the standard operating procedure laid by the health department for the cremation of those who succumbed to COVID positive cases,” informed the spokesperson at Silchar Medical College and Hospital.
Dulal Mitra also informed that the SMCH has ensured that the family will be allowed to see the mortal remains one last time before the administration cremates him following the procedure.
It is worth mentioning here that SMCH officials said that they have sent the report to the Death Audit Board of Assam, the competent authority to declare COVID deaths in the state. The Death Audit Board is yet to declare Narayan Mitra as a victim of COVID 19.
Last week, Narshingpur resident, 85-year-old Shantibala Nath had breathed her last at her own residence. However, samples collected from her dead body tested COVID positive. The Death Audit Board of Assam is yet to declare her as a COVID victim. “The audit board is auditing both the cases,” said the official spokesperson of the District Health Department.