GUWAHATI: A 71-year-old man who was undergoing treatment at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after he tested positive for COVID-19, has become the third casualty due to COVID-19 in Assam.
The deceased have been identified as Gopindra Chandra Malakar. The patient was suffering from neck cancer and had recently returned from Mumbai. He passed away at 11:05 am on Monday owing to respiratory distress.
Assam health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the demise of the patient through Twitter.
“Extremely sad to share that Gopindra Ch Malakar 71, who returned from Mumbai & had neck cancer + Covid + passed away at 11.05 am at GMCH owing to respiratory distress. Doctors did their best. DME has reached & DC informed for other formalities. Heartfelt condolences,” Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.