Alarmed By Teachers’ Deaths, AMU VC Asks ICMR To Study If COVID ‘Variant’ Responsible

Alarmed By Teachers’ Deaths, AMU VC Asks ICMR To Study If COVID ‘Variant’ Responsible

AMU VC wrote to ICMR, urging it to check if a selected COVID variant is circulating in campus


After 34 deaths amongst lecturers and retired colleagues as a result of COVID and COVID-like signs, the AMU vice-chancellor wrote to the ICMR on Sunday, urging it to check if a selected coronavirus variant is circulating across the campus.

In a letter to the director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR), VC Tariq Mansoor stated 16 serving and 18 retired lecturers apart from different workers of Aligarh Muslim College (AMU) have succumbed to the an infection prior to now 18 days. There’s a chance that “a selected variant could also be circulating in areas across the AMU campus and surrounding localities, which has led to those deaths”, he stated, stressing the necessity for the research to regulate the unfold of the virus.

He additional stated the microbiology laboratory at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical School right here is sending samples to the Institute of Genomic and Built-in Biology laboratory, New Delhi, for genome sequencing.

In the meantime, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical School Principal Shahid Ali Siddiqui instructed media individuals that 25 medical doctors on the hospital there examined constructive for the an infection prior to now fortnight.

At the moment, solely three medical doctors are beneath therapy as others have recovered from the an infection, he stated. The top of the Drugs Division on the school, Prof Shadaab Khan, had died from COVID-19 two days in the past.

The school principal stated the hospital is battling a scarcity of medical oxygen and completely depending on its three liquid oxygen vegetation.

For the previous 12 days, the hospital has not acquired a single oxygen cylinder from outdoors regardless of steady efforts, he stated.

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