HCW passes away due to Covid-19

ITANAGAR, 16 Jul: Healthcare worker (HCW) Tamchi Kaku, who was working at the Chimpu PHC, succumbed to Covid-19 at the DCH in Chimpu on Wednesday.

She was 19 weeks pregnant at the time of her death. As a senior field worker at the Chimpu PHC, Kaku was engaged in Covid vaccination duty. Born in 1985 in Sarli, Kaku had tested positive for Covid-19 on 30 June.

Informing this in a release, the Tamchi Welfare Society (TWS) said that, despite being pregnant, she valiantly continued to work and contributed significantly in the vaccination drive.

“Being pregnant, she had applied for leave from the medical officer of the Chimpu PHC and also from the ICR DMO. Without any complaint, she continued to work and ultimately made the supreme sacrifice along with her unborn baby,” the society stated.

The TWS saluted her for making the supreme sacrifice for the people during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

“Late Kaku was one of the active members of the society. She was a woman of simplicity, hardworking and shared good rapport with the people. TWS offers heartfelt condolence, deepest sympathy and prayers to the family members,” it said.

Kaku leaves behind her husband Tamchi Taram and two daughters.

Our correspondent adds: An 83-year-old male died due to Covid-19 in home isolation in Bolung village in Lower Dibang Valley district on Friday.

He was a patient of PSVT (heart disease) and had not been vaccinated against Covid-19. His immediate cause of death was Covid pneumonia.

He had tested Covid positive on 7 July, and had been admitted to the DCHC on the same day with complaints of breathing difficulty and diarrhoea.

He had been suffering from breathing difficulty since 5 July, and, as stated by his family, he had been bedridden for a long time and was not eating for the past 20 days before being admitted to the hospital.