Bhilwara (Rajasthan) [India], March 18 (ANI): A deputy superintendent of nursing died on Friday morning at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Rajasthan's Bhilwara.
The deceased has been identified as Mahendra Singh Rathore.
Earlier, four foreign tourists including a woman, who came to visit Rajasthan from Australia tested positive for Covid-19 infection, officials informed on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a condolence meeting was organized at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital premises in Bhilwara.
The Superintendent of Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Dr Arun Gaur said, "Mahendra Singh was on a ventilator in the ICU ward of the same Mahatma Gandhi Hospital for the last 3 days. An important medical worker at our hospital has passed away today from the corona.""COVID-19 is very dangerous for those who are already suffering from other diseases. I urge everyone to follow the Corona guidelines," he added.
District Collector Ashish Modi while addressing the press said, "With great sadness, we have to inform you that Mahendra Singh Rathore, a nursing worker of Bhilwara District Hospital, passed away today. Rathore was also suffering from corona infection along with other diseases.""At present, the corona infection is increasing and may increase rapidly. I appeal to the residents of the Bhilwara district to follow the Corona guidelines. Wash your hands regularly, use masks and avoid crowds," he added.
India has observed a significant decline in the number of Covid-19 cases during the past few months. However, in the past few weeks a rise in cases has been noted specifically in certain parts of the country with a total of 2,082 cases reported in the week ending March 8, 2023, which rose to 3,264 cases in the week ending March 15, said the Union Home Ministry. (ANI)