GANGTOK, May 18 - A woman from Sikkim who was working at Vadodara in Gujarat and was on her way back to her home state on Sunday died on the way to a hospital in Madhya Pradesh, officials said here on Monday.
The authorities here informed that Chandra Subba of Dentam, West Sikkim, was evacuated from the Katni station in Madhya Pradesh as she was not in a condition to travel further. She was admitted to the Katni district hospital and was later referred to the Jabalpur Medical College Hospital by doctors but unfortunately, she expired on the way.
She was travelling with her younger sister Bishnu Maya and her last rites were conducted under the presence of the SDM Jabalpur.
�I thank the Madhya Pradesh government for lending support in the hour of need,� said Sikkim Chief Minister PS Golay. �My heart goes out to the bereaved family, and on behalf of the government, I have announced an ex gratia of Rs 2.5 lakh each for her daughter and son,� he said.
Chandra Subba was part of a group of 160 Sikkim residents being evacuated from Gujarat. Her sister, who was also travelling with her, has been admitted to hospital as she was not feeling well. Initial reports have diagnosed dengue as the cause. The results of COVID-19 tests are awaited.