MUMBAI: A sub-inspector attached to the Vakola police station succumbed to Covid-19 while undergoing treatment early on Monday. The deceased, Mohan Dagade (54), had not shown any signs of discomfort at BKC’s Covid care centre till late on Sunday and had expected to be discharged in a day or two, when suddenly his condition deteriorated. This is the second policeman in the state to die of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours; a constable from Nashik city police had succumbed on Sunday.
Dagade got admitted to the Covid care centre on April 4 after he had a mild fever and tested positive. He had comorbidities. “Doctors at the centre said Dagade was doing well with the treatment. His oxygen saturation level was 96, which suddenly dipped post-midnight and he succumbed around 3.30am,” said a Vakola police officer.
Dagade, survived by his wife and two sons, is the 14th officer to succumb to Covid-19 between March and April 12. As many as 87 constables died during the period too, taking Mumba police force’s toll to 101. The Covid report shows 454 cops are undergoing treatment.

Source link Times of India


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