Guwahati: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family members of Mohammad Ikram Hussain, a CRPF officer who died due to COVID-19 in New Delhi, and assured them of providing all possible help in days to come.
CRPF officer Hussain, who hailed from Barpeta district, fought valiantly against the deadly coronavirus and sacrificed his life while performing his duty in New Delhi recently.
President of state unit of the BJP Ranjeet Kumar Dass visited the residence of Hussain and met the grief-stricken family members of Hussain.
Later, state chief minister Sonowal and state health minister Sarma conveyed their condolences while talking with the wife and the eldest son of Hussain via telephone calls made to Dass, respectively.
“Through my mobile phone, both chief minister and state health minister talked with the bereaved family members and assured them of providing all possible help in days to come. Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also assured the family members of visiting the residence of Hussain very shortly,” Dass said while talking with media persons.
Earlier, CM Sonowal telephoned five CRPF jawans of Assam who are being quarantined at a government quarantine centre at Mandoli, New Delhi and enquired about their well-being. He wished them good health and told them to remain positive in the face of the challenge posed by COVID-19.
The CRPF jawans whom the chief minister talked to were Ankur Nath, Debojit Barua, Tankeswar Bora, Prafulla Chandra Das and Mukut Kalita.
At least 10 persons hailing from Assam have been quarantined in different centres in the national capital after being declared positive for the dreaded novel coronavirus.
Seven Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans hailing from Assam are in the Mandoli quarantine centre in New Delhi. They are part of an isolated group of 41 jawans of 30 Battalion of the CRPF who served with deceased officer Mohammad Ikram Hussain.
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