Valley News Desk

Srinagar, May 01: A young girl has died at SMHS Hospital Srinagar. Her samples have been taken to ascertain whether she was a Covid-19 patient or not. The girl is 21 year old and was admitted at SMHS Hospital after she developed acute chest infection.

Sources told KNT that a girl (namewithheld) wife of Nadeem Ahmed Dar of Kokarnag developed acute chest infectionand she was brought to SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

Hospital sources said that girl died during wee hours and her body was shifted to mortuary at Government MedicalCollege Srinagar.

Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital,Dr Nazir Chowdary told KNT that the samples of the deceased girl have beentaken. “We are waiting for the report,” he said while confirming the death ofthe young girl. He however, said that he doesn’t know the cause of the death.

Nodal Officer for Coronavirus, Dr Saleem said that only the doctor who treated her can say the reason of herdeath. He said that it is a norm to collect swabs for Covid-19 whosoever dies in the hospital.

Another doctor who wished not to be named said that she had developed complications after delivery and thus was brought in the hospital. (KNT)

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