Bhubaneswar, Sep 25: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) South East Zone Ward No-45 Officer Biswajit Manna passed away while discharging his duties in the fight against COVID-19, for the mankind.
Manna was detected as COVID-19 positive on September 17 and was undergoing treatment at SUM COVID Hospital, Bhubaneswar. On September 24, he breathed his last.
Prior to his detection as COVID-19 positive, Manna was assigned the role of Nodal Officer for all COVID-19 related activities in Ward No. 45. As Ward Officer and was executing the important assignments related to COVID-19 in Ward No-45.
He showed exemplary dedication and devotion while discharging his duties and was infected with COVID-19 while in active line of duty.
In a letter to BMC Commissioner, South East Zonal Deputy Commissioner has requested that Biswajit Manna may duly be declared as a COVID Warrior and be conferred Martyr status as he lost his life while discharging his duties in the fight against COVID-19.
He also requested that the cremation of Manna may kindly be carried out with full honours worthy of a COVID Warrior.