July 13, 2020

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Former Union Minister Turns Out To Be Covid-19 ‘Tremendous Spreader’ In Ladakh After His Loss of life

Former union minister Phunsog Namgyal had examined constructive for the coronavirus a day after his loss of life. Greater than 100 individuals who attended his funeral have been put underneath quarantine.


Ladakh: The deceased Congress chief and the previous union minister Phunsog Namgyal examined constructive for the lethal virus a day after his loss of life, however the harm was completed. His two daughters and eight main contacts examined constructive for the Coronavirus whereas 145 of his main contacts have been put underneath quarantine.

The 83-year-old reached house ten days in the past from Delhi after which his situation deteriorated. He handed away on Monday. However a whole bunch of individuals participated in his funeral and final rites as he was the recognized determine for Buddhists within the Union Territory given his decades-old stint as a Congress chief, music trainer, and a non secular chief as nicely.

A workforce of docs had taken his samples the outcomes of which got here a day after loss of life that was constructive. However the harm was completed. Virtually all his contacts have been prime suspects moreover his members of the family, particularly two daughters, who have been caring for him.

Right this moment, Namgyal’s two daughters examined constructive whereas his 145 contacts, who had visited his house when the information about his loss of life unfold. Officers say that 145 contacts who visited former minister to take part within the final rites and to supply condolences have been put underneath quarantine.

Medical Superintendent, Sonam Norboo Memorial (SNM) hospital Leh, Dr. Tsering Samphel confirmed that two daughters of the previous minister have examined constructive for Coronavirus.

“A variety of samples have been collected from main contacts of the deceased whose exams are awaited. Thus far, 145 main suspects have been put underneath quarantine,” he mentioned. He mentioned eight shut contacts of the deceased have already examined constructive who’ve been stored in an isolation ward at SNM hospital

Deputy Commissioner Leh, Sachin Kumar has constituted a high-level three-member Committee to investigate into lapses within the protocol in dealing with Covid-19 suspect’s physique and has sought a report inside two days for additional plan of action into the identical.

As per the protocol and pointers issued by the ministry of house affairs (MHA), the physique of all of the suspects should be stored within the mortuary till the ultimate pattern reviews are collected after which correct customary working process (SOP) must be adopted for the burial/ final rites with attendance of only a few folks underneath the shut vigil of administration.

Congress chief Phunsog Namgyal had remained a member of the then Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council from 1960-73 after which from 1974-80 till he acquired elected to seventh Lok Sabha. 4 years later in 1984, he was re-elected to Lok Sabha and severed the Central authorities as union deputy minister between 1988-89.

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