Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) South East Zone Ward No-45 Officer Biswajit Manna, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on September 17, breathed his last at SUM Hospital in the city on Thursday.
Manna contracted the virus while discharging his duties in the fight against COVID-19. He was the Nodal Officer for all COVID-19 related activities in Ward No. 45.
In a letter to BMC Commissioner, South East Zonal Deputy Commissioner has requested that Manna be declared as a COVID Warrior and conferred martyr status.
“The cremation of Manna may kindly be carried out with full honours worthy of a COVID Warrior,” the letter added.