Cabinet minister of India's Uttar Pradesh dies of coronavirus
August 2, 2020 01:11 PM NPT
Photo: Indian Express, India
LUCKNOW, Aug 2: A cabinet minister of India's Uttar Pradesh State died of coronavirus on Sunday, media reports said.
Kamal Rani Varun, who had earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus, died due to the infection in Lucknow this morning, according to NDTV. She was 62.
Kamal Rani Devi died at 9:30 AM at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, the state government said in a statement.
The minister was on oxygen and ventilator support for the last few days.
She served as Minister of Technical Education in the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government.
She was admitted to hospital on July 18 after she tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
"Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani was admitted to SGPGI after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 18. She also had comorbidities. She continued to deteriorate with hypotension & multiorgan dysfunction & succumbed to her illness today morning," Dr RK Dhiman, Director SGPGI, Lucknow, said.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, in his condolence message, said that Varun was well respected for serving people at the grassroots.