Bengal lost a senior health official, who was heading a medical college, to COVID-19 on Thursday (December 3). Hasi Dasgupta, 57, principal of the College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital (CMSDH), who had attended work till Tuesday — died at Medical College Hospital Kolkata (MCHK), a day after she was diagnosed with COVID.

According to reports, 57-year-old Hasi Dasgupta had tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday and was admitted to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where she breathed her last on Thursday afternoon.

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Condoling her death, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote on Twitter: "Saddened to hear about the tragic death of Dr. Hasi Dasgupta, who lost the battle to COVID-19. She was serving as the Principal of College of Medicine & Sagore Dutta Hospital. We remain in gratitude for her contributions. My prayers are with her family in this tough time."


Two more senior doctors, Jalpaiguri based ENT Surgeon, Mrinal Kanti Acharya, and noted cardiovascular surgeon in Nadia's Kalyani, Ramen Hazra, died of COVID-19 on Thursday in two different private health facilities.

Meanwhile, with 3246 fresh infections reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in West Bengal has mounted to 4,93,316, including 24106 active cases, 8576 deaths and 4,60,634 recoveries, according to a bulletin issued by the state health department on Thursday.