Coronavirus: 11 days on, Ambala death not counted

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AMBALA: Even after 11 days of his death on April 1, the first Covid-19 victim of Haryana has not been included in the daily bulletins released by the state health department’s integrated disease surveillance programme (IDSP). While Haryana authorities’ logic is that he died in PGIMER Chandigarh, he death does not figure in the list of corona casualties in Union territory either.
On March 31, Amabala Timber Market-resident Harjit Singh, who faced difficulty in breathing, was referred from the Ambala Cantonment civil hospital to PGIMER in Chandigarh in a serious condition. On April 1, he died there and his sample tested positive for coronavirus infection.
Till date, the Haryana health department has not included the death in Ambala district tally in the media bulletins released every day by the IDSP state nodal officer.
When contacted, Haryana director general health services (DGHS) Suraj Bhan told TOI, “Harjit Singh died in PGIMER, Chandigarh, and his cremation was also conducted in Chandigarh. So, they must have added his toll in their tally.”
When told that Chandigarh authorities have also not added the figure and it was leading to discrepancy in real time data shared by the states, Bhan said, “We will look into this issue. If a person of Haryana dies, then death toll will surely be added to the tally of respective district of the state.”

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