Meghalaya policeman dies in quarantine centre

Correspondent Shillong, Jul 30 | Publish Date: 7/30/2020 12:15:11 PM IST

A Meghalaya police constable on Thursday passed away at a quarantine centre in Ri-Bhoi district, but heath authorities said that he didn’t die of COVID-19.

“We conducted an antigen test immediately after he died and the test result was negative,” District Health Medical Officer of Ri- Bhoi, Dr. M. Mawrie said over the phone. 54-year-old constable Ajay Baidya from Meghalaya Police’s 1st Battalion passed away at the Mahatma Gandhi University quarantine centre in Khanapara after he complained of stomach ache, vomited blood and later fell unconscious.

“The exact cause of his death will be known only after we receive the post mortem report,” the medical official said. Meghalaya Police spokesperson Gabriel Iangrai informed that Constable Baidya had undergone quarantine as he was among the secondary contacts of a positive patient. 


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