Srinagar | WTNS | July 31:The deadly COVID-19 on Friday claimed ten more lives including a KAS officer and a police Sub-Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the toll number of deaths in the Union Territory to 378.
Wilayat Times News Service reports,Officials told KNO that ten patients who died include a 70-year-old male from Dragmulla Kupwara, a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama, a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector from Khanda Budgam, a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar, a 57-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar, a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu, a 75-year-old man from Arigam Tral, a 55-year-old woman from Fatah Kadal Srinagar and a senior Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officer.
A senior official from JVC Bemina said that the senior KAS officer who was admitted in the hospital few days before also lost battle on Friday.
He said that he was admitted on 14 July and died due to cardiopulmonary arrest. “He was suffering from diabetes and other ailments,” he said.
Tasaduq Jeelani was presently posted as Special Secretary Social Welfare department.
An official from SKIMS Soura said that a 62-year-old man from Qamarwari Srinagar who was admitted on 19 July died on Friday.
He added that a 75-year-old man from Panzinara Srinagar who was admitted on 18 July also died today.
He further added that a 57-year-old man from Rainawari, Srinagar who was admitted on 26 July also died on Friday.
An official from SMHS said that a 70-year-old man from Dragmulla Kupwara who was admitted with bilateral Pneumonia and was tested positive after death.
He said that a 55-year-old woman from Fatah Kadal Srinagar who was admitted few days before with multiple ailments died on Friday.
An official from JVC Bemina said that a 54-year-old woman from Pampore Pulwama who was admitted on 28 July died at mid-night.
He further added that a 75-year-old man from from Arigam Tral who was admitted on 22 July died on Friday.
An official from CD hospital said that a 52-year-old Police Sub-Inspector namely Mohammad Hussain Mir from Khanda Budgam, posted in Police Station Awantipora who was admitted on 30 July died on Friday at 3:55 am.
“He was having complaints of breathlessness, fever and respiratory distress and was referred from DH Pulwama on Thursday,” he said.
S.I Mohammad Hussain Mir was the elder brother of Kashmiri Islamic scholar Moulana Iqbal Hussain Mir of Khanda Budgam who is presently living in Qom, Iran. Scores of Islamic Seminary Scholars and Students expressed their condolences with Moulana Iqbal Mir over the sad demise of his brother. A condolence meeting was held in the Holy City of Qom,Iran attended by scores of religious scholars of Kashmir and other countries. The deceased soul was famous for his social services and different shades of life in society paid rich tributes to Mohammad Hussain Mir who died due to Covid-19 in Kashmir.
An official from GMC Jammu told KNO that a 56-year-old man from Shakti Nagar Jammu who was admitted with respiratory distress a week ago died on Thursday and was tested positive for COVID-19 after death.
With ten more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 378 including 351 from Kashmir division and 27 from Jammu division.
Lt Gov Girish Chandra Murmu has expressed grief over the sad & untimely demise of Senior KAS Officer Tasaduq Jeelani, who was working as Special Secy, Social Welfare Dept; he prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul & forbearance to the bereaved family.