A brigadier of the Indian Army died in Kolkata on Thursday of problems associated to coronavirus an infection. Posted at Eastern Command, he’s believed to be the highest-ranking Indian Army officer to have misplaced his life to the virus.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee provided her condolences to his household. West Bengal authorities’s Home Department tweeted, “Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and GOWB express deep condolences on untimely passing away of Brigadier Vikas Samyal……who succumbed to Covid19 today at the Command Hospital Kolkata.”
Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and GOWB specific deep condolences on premature passing away of Brigadier Vikas Samyal, an Indian Army Brigadier posted on the Eastern Command in Kolkata who succumbed to Covid-19 right now on the Command Hospital, Kolkata.
— HOME DEPARTMENT – GOVT. OF WEST BENGAL (@HomeBengal) July 2, 2020
The officer had been admitted to the Army’s designated COVID-19 hospital, the Military Hospital at Barrackpore, the place he examined optimistic for the virus. But after problems developed, he was moved to the Command Hospital in Kolkata.
According to sources, a few different officers have additionally examined optimistic in Kolkata.
The brigadier’s demise comes on a day when a senior Bengal authorities official examined optimistic on the state secretariat Nabanna and the pinnacle of ICMR’s Kolkata wing, NICED, was admitted to a personal hospital with COVID-related problems.
In the final 24 hours, Bengal has reported 649 circumstances, 218 of them in Kolkata alone. The adjoining districts, North and South 24 Parganas, have additionally reported spikes of 162 and 58 new circumstances every respectively. 16 individuals have died in that span of time, elevating the entire to 699.