Coronavirus in India: Ludhiana ACP dies of Covid-19

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The 52-year-old Ludhiana assistant commissioner of police (ACP), who was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at a private hospital, died on Saturday.

ACP (North) Anil Kohli breathed his last at the SPS hospital, Ludhiana, civil surgeon Rajesh Bagga said. On Friday, the Punjab government had given its go-ahead to the hospital to conduct plasma therapy on the police officer.

“Our brother officer Anil Kohli, ACP Ludhiana, lost his battle against #COVID-19 today afternoon. Anil served Punjab Police and the people of Punjab for over 30 years. May his soul RIP!, Punjab Police DGP Dinkar Gupta said in a tweet.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also condoled the death.

“Sad to share that we had lost Gurmail Singh Kanungo yesterday & ACP Anil Kohli in Ludhiana to #Covid19 today. In this moment of crisis, losing our Corona Warriors is a big loss for the State. I join their families in this time of grief. Rest assured Punjab will stand by them,” Singh said on Twitter.

“Sad News ACP Anil Kohli passed away. Died of #COVID-19. Was admitted in SPS Hospital Ludhiana,” Ludhiana district public relations office also tweeted.

The officer had tested positive for coronavirus on April 12. His wife, security guard and a station house officer had also tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

The Mohali district administration on Saturday morning sent a fully-recovered coronavirus patient to the hospital to use his plasma for treating ACP Kohli.

“District Administration Mohali is dispatching one young fully recovered/ cured Covid-19 patient to SPS/Apollo Hospital Ludhiana. His plasma may be used to try and cure the other Covid-19 positive patients by plasma therapy,” Punjab’s Special Chief Secretary KBS Sidhu tweeted.

(With inputs from Manjeet Sehgal, PTI)

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