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UP minister Kamala Rani Varun succumbs to coronavirus

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun passed away due to coronavirus in Lucknow on Sunday.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: August 02, 2020 12:50 IST
Kamla Rani Varun with UP CM Yogi Adityanath
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Kamla Rani Varun with UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun passed away due to coronavirus in Lucknow on Sunday. On July 18 the Cabinet Minister tested positive for coronavirus. 

Meanwhile, CM Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences on her Kamala Rani's demise. 

The UP CM said: "I express my deepest condolences to the family of Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun. She was COVID-19 positive and was receiving treatment at SGPGI Hospital. She was a popular public leader & a social worker. She worked efficiently while being the part of the Cabinet."

The council of minister held a condolence meeting and observed a two-minute silence on the occasion. The cremation will take place in Kanpur later in the day.

According to an official statement issued by Prof. R.K. Dhiman, director SGPGIMS, the minister had comorbidities in form of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypothyroidism.

"She had bilateral pneumonia at admission and was shifted to ICU on the day of admission itself because of high oxygen requirement. Later, she required non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with high oxygen requirements.

"On evaluation, she had all the features of severe disease and she was given Inj. Remdesevir followed by Tocilizumab following which she had transient improvement in her clinical status for few days but again her condition started deteriorating with progressively increasing NIV and oxygen requirements," the statement said.

She was immediately transfused with convalescent plasma and steroid doses were hiked.

She was put on mechanical ventilator on Saturday but her condition continued to deteriorate with hypotension and multi organ dysfunction and succumbed to her illness.

(With inputs from agencies)

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