Chandigarh district education officer dies of Covid

Chandigarh district education officer Harbir Singh Anand, 58, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday passed away in early hours on Saturday after his blood oxygen level dipped.

Anand had opted for home isolation, but was shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, when his condition worsened, confirmed health officials. He was a resident of Nayagaon in Mohali. His case has been added to neither Chandigarh’s nor Mohali’s tally so far.

Anand was earlier principal of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, from 2014 to 2019. In an unfortunate turn of events, his death happens to have coincided with Teachers’ Day.

“He had served the department for 33 years and was well respected by everyone,” said Bhag Singh Kairon, president of Joint Action Committee of Government School Teachers of Chandigarh.

Three other employees of the DEO office in Sector 19 had also tested positive along with

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