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3 Cadila staff succumb; senior AIIMS doctor dies

3 Cadila staff succumb; senior AIIMS doctor dies
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The global pandemic Coronavirus has claimed three lives of the employees of Cadila pharmaceuticals situated at Dholka in Ahmedabad

Gandhinagar : The global pandemic Coronavirus has claimed three lives of the employees of Cadila pharmaceuticals situated at Dholka in Ahmedabad. According to sources, around four dozens of the company's employees are infected with the virus.

Cadila pharmaceutical company Ahmedabad has been hugely affected by the Corona virus, as around 40 to 50 of its employees have been tested positive for the virus infection, sources said.

During the past couple of days, three of its employees have succumbed to the dreaded virus.

"We are terribly saddened by losing three of our colleagues. We are in touch with their families for extending all the necessary support and help," said spokesperson of Cadila pharma.

"We also take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our employees. We are in constant touch with all our employees who are in hospital or in quarantine," the spokesman added.

Looking at the spread of the outbreak, the company set up its own COVID-19 quarantine facility at its manufacturing unit at Dholka, where it gave the option of quarantine facilities to its employees or choose to get quarantined at their homes.

BSF recorded 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours. A senior doctor at Delhi's All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) died of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Dr Jitendra Nath Pande, 78, was the director and professor of the Pulmonology department at the premier hospital, which has been treating coronavirus patients for weeks.

Dr Sangita Reddy, a senior Delhi doctor, confirmed Dr Pande's death due to COVID-19, and said the disease has claimed its most illustrious victim.

"Deeply saddened to hear that today COVID-19 claimed its most illustrious victim, Dr JN Pande, Director and Professor of Pulmonology, AIIMS, New Delhi.

A stalwart of the medical world, his work in pulmonology will continue to ensure better health for many. My Condolences to his family," she tweeted.

After doctors and nursing staff were found to be coronavirus positive, hospitals like Hindu Rao, Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital and Delhi Cancer Institute had to be sealed last month.

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