Mystery over Rohtak dental surgeon’s death

Had symptoms of Covid, but tested negative

Mystery over Rohtak dental surgeon’s death

Sunit Dhawan
Tribune News Service
Rohtak, July 4

The death of a young dental surgeon of Rohtak who was serving at Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, remains shrouded in mystery.

As per the family members of the deceased doctor, he had symptoms of Covid and was apprehensive of having contracted the disease, but tested negative for the disease before as well as after his death.

“He had a sore throat and difficulty in breathing. We got him tested for Covid, but he tested negative. However, the symptoms aggravated. We took him to a private hospital in Rohtak on Thursday, but he could not be saved,” said his brother Aman.

The cause of death could not be ascertained as the family of the deceased doctor, who was in his 20s, decided against getting the post-mortem examination of his body conducted.

Nevertheless, Prof OP Kalra, Vice Chancellor, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, observed that the samples of a person may test “falsely negative” for Covid in some cases.

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