Historian Harishankar Vasudevan dies of suspected pandemic
West Bengal

Historian Harishankar Vasudevan dies of suspected pandemic

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Kolkata, May 10 : Historian Professor Harishankar Vasudevan has died of suspected pandemic in a city hospital, even as a three-member Central team, the third so far, arrived here to visit Covid hotspots across the city and coordinate with the West Bengal government to combat Coronavirus.

Prof historian Harishankar Vasudevan (68), who had been admitted to Amri Covid hospital at Salt Lake died late last night with suspected Coronavirus. He was on ventilation support for the past two days before his death. He was admitted on April 4. The state health department was examining the causes of his death, official sources said. Two other deaths were also reported from the same hospital in the past 24 hours. One of them was a woman.

A three-member Central team, including a nodal officer, arrived here today to study the pandemic's effect and its impact and coordinate with the state government to contain the dreaded virus, which has now taken nearly 100 lives for the past six weeks. The Central team would also visit the containment areas to oversee the lockdown follow-up and if the health protocol was maintained in quarantine centres and Covid hospitals.

This is the 3rd central team. Earlier two teams, five-member each, visited south Bengal and north Bengal and recommended some measures, including strict follow-up of lockdown regime, test as much as possible and transparency in identifying Covid patients and pandemic casualties. Meanwhile, a Sramik train from Telangana arrived with migrant labourers at Malda station. (UNI)