Guwahati: Reejumoni Gohain, a superintendent of taxes on Sunday succumbed to death at the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh due to COVID-19 related complications.
According to reports, the Dibrugarh tax superintendent had served as a COVID-19 frontline warrior in Guwahati city for over 3 months until her transfer to Dibrugarh. Gohain, who had not been keeping well, was transferred to a private hospital in Dibrugarh. However, her condition deteriorated suddenly on Sunday following which she was admitted to the Government-run AMCH hospital for COVID-19 treatment. However, healthcare personnel were unable to resuscitate her and she passed away late at night on Sunday.
Gohain had joined as an inspector of taxes and had recently been promoted to the rank of superintendent. "During her tenure as taxation officer, she was known to be diligent, bright, and honest who performed her duties sincerely and effectively. She served till the very end as a frontline COVID-19 warrior", read a condolence message from the commissioner and secretary finance, Shyam Jaganathan.
Amid the sharp spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Dibrugarh, Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha has directed the officials to conduct at least 300 rapid antigen tests per health block on a regular basis. Additionally, the healthcare personnel have also been urged to conduct tests on persons coming with complaints such as fever and other COVID-19 related symptoms. With 6 more casualties on Monday, the number of COVID-19 deaths in Assam has now risen to 151. The number of active cumulative cases is 19,258.
The nation recorded 53,601 new Covid-19 infections and 871 deaths in the 24 hours ending 9 am Tuesday. This took the country's coronavirus tally to 22,68,676, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the 22,68,676 cases, 69.80 percent of the patients (15,83,490) had recovered, while 28.21 per cent (6,39,929) were still being treated. With less than 2 percent deaths, fatalities in the country stand at 45,257.