Senior BJP leader who returned from Kumbh Mela dies of suspected Covid-19 in Rajouri

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Jammu, Apr 22 (GNS): Days after returning from Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand, senior BJP leader and former member of the erstwhile Legislative Assembly of J&Ok state, Thakur Puran Singh died in Rajouri on Thursday.

Following Singh’s loss of life, “suspected to be due to covid-19”, the administration in Rajouri has ordered his cremation strictly as per the well being division’s protocol for SARS-CoV-2 virus casualties.

Manzoor Ahmed Naik, BJP Youth Wing Spokesperson J&Ok, informed GNS that Thakur Puran Singh, a resident of Kewal Koteranka, had returned from Kumbh Mela just lately. He was beneath therapy at a hospital and died as we speak, Naik mentioned.

“For smooth conduct of cremation of suspected COVID-19 positive case, resident of Kewal, Koteranka as per SOPs, who was under treatment and expired today on 22.4.2021, it is hereby ordered that body shall directly be taken to the Cremation Ground, Kewal Tehsil Koteranka, District Rajouri,” reads an order by Additional District Magistrate Rajouri.

“Block Medical Officer Kandi shall deploy ambulance, if required, as per SOP and also make all necessary arrangements alongwith deployment of staff with PPE Kits and other precautionary measures as per COVID-19 protocol,” the order, a replica of which lies with GNS.

BMO Kandi and Tehsildar Koteranka have been requested stay in contact with the attendant of the deceased.
“Only 4 individuals (family) with the PPE Kits and different required devices as per SOP shall be allowed to affix the cremation course of.

If family are usually not accessible or decide to not be part of the cremation course of, skilled officers of the Health Department with correct PPE Kits and different required devices shall full the method,” the order added. (GNS)

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