The total death toll from the coronavirus in the Tangkhul community living in the national capital has seen sharp spike in May from the virus. This month alone, already three individuals have lost their lives battling Covid-19.
In the ensuing pandemic, during April last month, two succumbed to the dreaded virus taking the total death toll to five in Delhi, a staggering number, almost equivalent to the number of deaths in the entire Ukhrul district in the second wave this year.
However, the number of deaths reported in Delhi within March to May, including non Covid related deaths have reached eight.
Tamringmi Raman (39) from Phalee Village, resident of Mukherjee Nagar is the fifth Tangkhul to die in Delhi. She lost her fight to Covid on May 20 at Apollo Hospital. According to her family, Tamringmi underwent kidney transplant in 2017 and had returned to Delhi for routine follow up consultation on March 10. However, it was informed that her family members in Mukherjee Nagar contracted the virus in the last week of April. Tamringmi was hospitalised on May 6 as her oxygen level dropped. She was shifted to emergency ICU ward on May 17. However, her condition deteriorated on May 20 and was declared dead at 7:10 PM Thursday, Jami Zimik, Nurse in Apollo Hospital confirmed.
Tangkhul Katamnao Long, Delhi (TKLD) President, Hansing Ngangzoyo Ahungshi, speaking to Ukhrul Times informed about the five deaths from Covid and three others from non Covid in Delhi within March to May 2021.
April 17, Leimachan Shokwungnao (46) from Tashar village, died at her residence in Malka Ganj, New Delhi.
Aprl 24, Wungreichon Tuithung Raikhan (32), W/o Yarthing Raikhan from L Phungdhar village, residing at Muhammadpur died at LNJP Hospital ICU ward, New Delhi.
May 1, Somi Zimik (65) of Talui Village after putting up a strong fight for seven days died at Max Hospital, New Delhi at 9:28 AM.
May 16, V Phungtharla Zimik (78), W/o V Vareichin Zimik from Sirārakhong village, residing at Maharani Bagh, Ashram died at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
Non Covid deaths
March 17, Shanreimung Kasomva (35), S/o Hangyui Kasomva of Hungpung village, died at his residence at Humayunpur, Safdarjung Enclave.
March 21, Masowung Muirangwo (52), H/o Tonton Muirangwo of Kahumtang Ukhrul died at Max Hospital, Saket. The couple had been residing at Vasant Vihar during the course of treatment.
May 13, Zingwungphy Ruivah (25), D/o Thingkhai Ruivah from Somdal Village, died at her residence at Maharani Bagh, Ashram.
TKLD President, Hansing pointed out that the number of Covid deaths we are seeing in Delhi is because of failure to act on time. Many individuals stay home despite having Covid symptoms and neglect to test on time which would dramatically help in isolating positive cases with negative cases living in Delhi apartments. This is a problem he maintained.
Hansing, informed that the student union, along with Naga Students’ Union, Delhi Police -Special Police Unit for North East Region (SPUNER), Helping Hands, an NGO run by Robin Hibu IPS for Northeasterns in Delhi, and many other Student bodies are doing what they can to mitigate the crisis in all possible ways.
Responding to Covid pandemic, Hansing Ngangzoyo Ahungshi further informed that ‘Task Force against Covid-19’ was formed by TKLD on April 26. The Task force has been instrumental in mobalising fund drive for distressed families, hospitalisation and other bed related queries for ICU admissions.
Under TKLD initiative, helpline for accessing the right hospital in emergency cases, a dedicated number was launched on April 22.
For Hospital Emergency: Hommichaon Wungkhai +91 84471 12318; Yinshangphi Khangrah +91 98739 84469
For Covid-19 Emergency: Dr Ngayaipam Shaiza +91 81307 61662; Dr Healer Chithung +91 98910 73400