DU college loses two teachers to COVID-19 within five days
Delhi University's Mata Sundri College for Women has lost two faculty members to COVID-19 within a span of five days, its Principal Harpreet Kaur said on Friday. "Chetan Jassal, an assistant professor in the commerce department of the college, succumbed to the virus on Monday, while Dr. Amarjit Kaur, an assistant professor in the Punjabi department, died Friday morning," the principal said.
Losing a faculty member shakes your heart: Principal
Chetan's husband had also lost his battle to the infection about a week ago. The college principal said, "It is very sad. Losing a faculty member shakes your heart since you have been associated with them for such a long time."
Amarjit had joined the college six-seven years ago
"This pandemic has taken away so much. Our two faculty members lost their husbands to COVID-19. Many of them have lost their parents. I lost my father to the virus last month and I couldn't even see him," she said. "Amarjit Kaur had joined the college six-seven years ago," the principal said, adding that prior to that, she was teaching in a school.
Family has been looking for specific injections for Amarjit
"She is survived by three children one of whom is married while the other two are unmarried. I learned on Thursday that she was unwell and I called up her husband to inquire," the college principal said. "He told me they were looking for some injections for her and they were specific injections administered to those who are diabetic," she said.
Injections were arranged but sadly she didn't make it: Principal
The principal said that she connected Amarjit's husband to the college team which arranged for the injections. According to the college principal, Amarjit's one lung was affected. She had even spoken to a faculty member on Thursday night. "We were hoping she would come out of it. But today morning, her husband called me to inform about her demise," the principal said.
Over 35 faculty members have succumbed to COVID-19 since March
According to the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA), more than 35 faculty members from various colleges across the city have lost their lives due to the deadly virus since March.