Published: 23rd September 2020
Bihar student who wrote NEET last week dies after allegedly contracting COVID
Hailing from Sakra in Muzaffarpur, her health had deteriorated after she returned home. The examination was held amid a lot of hue and cry
Various media houses have reported the death of a young woman who appeared for NEET in Bihar's Patna, due to COVID-19. The student had allegedly contracted the virus while writing the exam. The medical entrance examination was held in centres across the country on September 13.
Hailing from Sakra in Muzaffarpur, her health had reportedly deteriorated after she returned home after writing the exam. She was then admitted to Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) Muzaffarpur, where she died on Tuesday, reports said. She was tested COVID positive after her death, reported the media. Allegedly, the family members who accompanied her to the NEET centre were also tested positive for the virus.
The examination was held amid a lot of hue and cry from students, parents and activists across the country, who had sought a postponement, citing a surge in COVID cases across the country. The death of the student has created a lot of outcry among politicians from opposition parties.
"The death of a student of Bihar who got infected by taking NEET examination is very painful," tweeted former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. "The family is also infected. Now the BJP must have understood why the public was in opposition," he tweeted. " We demanded the postponement of JEE And NEE. But who does the government listen to? It is responsible for this death," tweeted the official handle of RJD Muzzaffarnagar.