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One CISF personnel deputed at GRSE dies of COVID-19

A CISF personnel deputed at defence PSU GRSE who had a history of diabetes and hypertension passed away because of COVID-19

One CISF personnel deputed at GRSE dies of COVID-19
  • The shipyard has placed the all the CISF personnel who were within the barrack under quarantine and has sent their samples for testing, said GRSE

  • Personnel who were found to be COVID-19 positive have been hospitalised

Kolkata: After a CISF personnel deputed at defence PSU GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd) passed away on May 11 because of COVID-19, the shipyard has placed the all the CISF personnel who were within the barrack under quarantine and has sent their samples for testing, the DPSU said on Wednesday. Personnel who were found to be COVID-19 positive have been hospitalised, GRSE said. 

COVID-19: CISF personnel had history of diabetes, hypertension

“An ASI of CISF deputed in GRSE and having history of diabetes and hypertension tested positive for Covid-19 and passed away on May 11. The shipyard stands in solidarity at this hour with the bereaved family. All CISF personnel who resided within the barrack accommodation of GRSE Main Unit have been placed under quarantine and their samples have been immediately sent for testing,” GRSE said.

“The state administration has been highly supportive in providing prompt hospitalisation facility to these paramilitary personnel and also in sanitising their barracks,” the DPSU said in an official statement. 

GRSE has been under lockdown since March 23

GRSE has been under lockdown since March 23 in compliance with the Central government’s and state government’s directives as it is not involved in any essential service. No production activity has been happening at the shipyard since then. Only emergency services, including security, safety, medical, water, electricity etc are being kept operational in order to protect the vital assets of GRSE, the PSU said. “All actions as per established practices and protocols are being undertaken by the Shipyard to tide over this pandemic and crisis at this hour,” GRSE said.