Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Odisha

Rourkela: A government hospital doctor infected with COVID-19 succumbed to the deadly virus in Rourkela this morning.

Dr. Arun Kumar Das of Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) was under treatment. He died at the Hi-Tech COVID Hospital in the morning, informed Sundargarh CDMO Dr. Saroj Mishra today.

The 60-year-old Dr. Das was admitted to the Hi-Tech COVID Hospital after being tested positive for the coronavirus 4 days ago.

He was given the guard of honour as the COVID warrior at around 1.00 pm today.

Dr. Das had started his career as the Surgeon at the RGH. Even after retirement from service, he was posted in OPD of the hospital on contractual basis.

Today, two COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Sundargarh district. Dr Das is among the two who died of the disease. With two fatalities due to Coronavirus, the toll touched 27 in the district.

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