A girl suffering from fever, cough dies
Shahpur, A five-year-old girl of Kongandi village in the taluk who was suffering from fever, cold, and cough breathed her last on Tuesday, after failing to respond to the treatment at the Government Hospital in the town.
Government Hospital Medical Officer Mallappa Kanajigi said, as a precautionary measure, the post-mortem was held and the blood sample of the deceased has been sent to Kalaburagi for testing.
The exact reason for the death will be ascertained only after getting the test report, he added.
With the widespread Covid-19 fear, the body of the deceased was carried in the ambulance to her village and final rites were held in the presence of doctors, he said.
It is said that the parents of the deceased were daily wage earners in Bengaluru and returned to their native before a week after the outbreak of Covid-19 in Bengaluru and enforcement of lockdown.
Parents of the girl said, soon after returning to their native, they had undergone health check-up at fever clinic set up at Bheemaramarayanagudi, following the directions of the Health Department.
“We are under house quarantine and have not witnessed any symptoms of Covid-19. The Asha workers are visiting the house and monitoring our health condition. Our daughter was suffering from jaundice in Bengaluru and we have failed to provide proper treatment,” he clarified.
However, residents of the village have pressed a panic button and living under constant fear of Covid-19.