Bihar girl who appeared at NEET test dies after allegedly contracting Coronavirus
PATNA—A 19-year-old student who appeared at National Eligibility-cum-Entrance test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate medical course earlier this month has died from Covid-19, media reports said today.
The victim, a resident of Muzaffarpur district, had come to Patna give her test on September 13.
According to media reports, she contacted Covid-19 while appearing at the medical test.
She was admitted to a hospital on September 17 after which her condition deteriorated. Finally, she was shifted to the SKMCH where she died.
The health department is now trying to trace the travel history of the victim.
Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has expressed shock over death of the girl student, blaming it on BJP government’s “stubbornness”.
NEET परीक्षा देने से संक्रमित हुई बिहार की छात्रा की मृत्यु बेहद दर्दनाक है. भाजपा सरकार के हठधर्मी अंहकार ने आख़िरकार एक माँ-बाप का आँगन सूना कर दिया. परिवार भी संक्रमित है. अब भाजपाइयों को समझ आया होगा कि जनता विरोध में क्यों थी.
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) September 23, 2020
The examinations were amid strong protests from the students, parents and activists who sought for postponement of the tests but their demand went unnoticed.