Applauded In Fight Against Pandemic, Bengal Bureaucrat Dies Due To Covid

Debdatta Ray had been in-charge of trains carrying migrants into Hooghly district.


A authorities official engaged on the frontlines of West Bengal’s combat towards coronavirus died on Monday morning as a result of extremely infectious sickness, abandoning a husband and a four-year-old son.

Debdatta Ray, the 38-year-old deputy Justice of the Peace of Chandannagar subdivision in Hooghly district, reported Covid-like signs earlier within the month and was suggested to quarantine at house which was within the Dum Dum space of north Kolkata.

She developed extreme respiratory misery on Sunday and was rushed to Shramjibi Hospital in Serampore, the place she misplaced the battle towards Covid-19 the subsequent morning.

Debdatta Ray had been in-charge of trains carrying migrants into Hooghly district in Bengal and the camps the place they had been housed upon arrival.

She had been applauded for her humane and delicate dealing with of the troublesome scenario.

On Monday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her condolences through Twitter, saying, “Grieved to listen to in regards to the premature passing away of Debdutta Ray… A younger WBCS (EXE Officer), she was on the forefront, combating the pandemic and displayed excellent devotion in discharge of her duties.”

Ms Banerjee has additionally reached out to Ray’s husband.

A resident of Lichu Bagan in Dum Dum, Debdatta Ray was an officer of the 2010 batch of West Bengal Civil Providers (WBCS) and stationed as a Block Growth Officer (BDO) at Purulia earlier than transferring to Chandannagar as Deputy Justice of the Peace. Colleagues are shocked and devastated at her passing.

Juniors have stated she was the sort of officer who wouldn’t hesitate to make a cup of tea for them.


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