Earlier, on 26th May another constable died, who was later found coronavirus positive when tested at JJ Hospital. His death was due to respiratory ailments, although he wasn’t going through any health issues.
“On June 1, his health condition worsened after he complained of difficulty in breathing and was in need of oxygen. He was admitted to Karuna Hospital in Borivali (West), where he passed away on Thursday morning. He was suffering from pneumonia. His test results on Thursday evening proved Covid-19 positive hours after his death.”
The wife of constable blamed the immediate supervisor for her husband’s death. She said,
“A miscommunication led to a one-week delay in granting his sick leave. He was suffering from fever and cough by May 27. Our family physician gave him some medicines. But his condition worsened on June 1, as he had difficulty in breathing and needed oxygen, when we decided to admit him to a hospital. To make matters worse, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities refused to test him for Covid-19.”
We hope this situation comes under control so that we don’t lose more lives to Coronavirus.