Bhubaneswar: Another Odisha journalist, Pradeep Ghiwala, succumbed to COVID-19 at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
Pradeep was a reporter with news web channel ‘Bada Khabar’ in Angul.
According to sources, Pradeep had taken the first dose of a COVID vaccine on June 1. He came down with a fever on June 2 and tested COVID positive on June 8.
Pradeep was admitted to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) in Angul. Later, he was shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar in critical condition.
He was on ventilator support and succumbed to the virus at 2 pm on Sunday.
Pradeep had earlier worked for the vernacular dailies ‘Dharitri’ and ‘Prameya’.
He is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Notably, 51 journalists of Odisha have died of COVID so far. Of them, 12 succumbed in the first wave and 39 in the second wave.
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