Final-year MBBS student dies of Covid-19, 9 other students also test positive

  • | Wednesday | 3rd March, 2021

Patna: A 23-year-old final-year MBBS student in Patna died after contracting Covid-19. The deceased, Shubhendu, had taken his first shot of Covaxin in the last week of February. He was yet to take his second shot of the vaccine. Experts say the vaccine provides protection against Covid-19 after successful completion of the two doses.

Patna: A 23-year-old final-year MBBS student in Patna died after contracting Covid-19. The deceased, Shubhendu, had taken his first shot of Covaxin in the last week of February. He was yet to take his second shot of the vaccine. Experts say the vaccine provides protection against Covid-19 after successful completion of the two doses.

Shubhendu was a final-year MBBS student at the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital in Patna. He died on Monday. He was a resident of Dahiya village in Begusarai district and had enrolled for MBBS in 2016. It is learnt that Shubhendu used to stay in the boys` hostel of his college and nine other students who had come in his contact have also tested positive for Covid-19.Shubhendu complained of cough and cold on February 24 after which he got his RT-PCR test done. Following the test, he went to Begusarai. On Sunday, his Covid-19 report came wherein he tested positive. On Monday night, Shubhendu died in Begusarai.

"Shubhendu was a final-year student and after conducting Covid-19 test, he went home. The government has reiterated that until the second dose of a vaccine is taken, the first dose does not become effective. Shubhendu had taken only the first dose of the vaccine. So far, nine more students have tested positive for Covid-19," said Dr Ajay, Nodal Officer, Nalanda Medical College Hospital.

Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey has expressed grief over Shubhendu`s death. "Death of any doctor or medical worker due to Covid-19 is painful for us. I was very sad when I received the news of his death. Other students have also tested positive. The health department is keeping an eye on the matter," Mangal Pandey said.


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