Deputy Mayor of Saptakoshi Municipality dies of COVID-19

Published On: May 18, 2021 10:52 AM NPT

RAJBIRAJ, May 18: Deputy Mayor of Saptakoshi Municipality Asha Chaudhary succumbed to coronavirus infection this morning. Deputy Mayor Chaudhary died while undergoing treatment at Birat Nursing Home in Biratnagar, according to Uttam Acharya, a resident of Kanchanrup Municipality. 

She was admitted to a local health post after suffering from fever, flu and breathing difficulties some two weeks ago.   

Chief of District Health Office, Saptari, Duniyalal Yadav said that the Deputy Mayor tested positive for coronavirus during an antigen test. After getting infected, she was kept in ICU for 10 days and three days in a ventilator. Deputy Mayor Chaudhary was also pregnant and the dead baby was removed from her womb just three days ago. 

Deputy Mayor Chaudhary is survived by her husband and a seven-year-old son.  

With this, the COVID-19 death toll in Saptakoshi has reached three, according to the the District Health Office, Saptari.


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