Updated: March 26, 2021 10:45:13 pm
FIFTY-five-year-old Kailassinh Pardeshi, a senior journalist with Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, succumbed to Covid-19 at a hospital in Savadha village, Raver taluka, Jalgaon district late Thursday evening.
Two of his close relatives — his younger brother Kishoresinh Pradeshi (52) and his wife Sangeeta (48) — also died of Covid-19 two days ago. His 85-year-old mother died of shock, district officials said.
When contacted, District Collector Abhijeet Raut said, “Of the three who died of Covid-19, one of them had co-morbodity. Doctors in Savdha told us that the family delayed their admission to hospital. They apparently stayed at home for three days, taking medicine from local clinics…”
Saamna executive editor Sanjay Raut said, “Pardeshi was a senior journalist working with the paper since 1990. He was very hardworking and diligent.”
The district collector said Jalgaon district has seen a major spike in cases in March with 1,200 cases emerging daily. “In February, the district used to have around 100 cases. In mid-February, the cases shot up to 500 and now, we are witnessing more than 1,200 cases,” he said.
Urging residents not to delay admission to hospital, the district collector, “As of now, we don’t have problems of bed availability in the district. However, the problem arises if in a particular area, too many cases are detected. In such a situation, we have to shift patients to nearby places wherever beds are available.”
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