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Aligarh Muslim University senior professor dies of Covid

The incident takes the number of serving and retired faculty members who have died because of Covid or Covid-like symptoms to at least 39
Professor Mohammad Nasiruddin, 55, from the department of pharmacology died on Sunday.

PTI   |   Aligarh   |   Published 18.05.21, 01:01 AM

A senior professor of Aligarh Muslim University has succumbed to the coronavirus disease at the varsity’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, according to officials, taking the number of serving and retired faculty members who have died because of Covid or Covid-like symptoms to at least 39. 

Professor Mohammad Nasiruddin, 55, from the department of pharmacology died on Sunday.

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Professor Shahid Ali Siddiqui, principal of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, said Nasiruddin had tested positive for Covid-19 and had been admitted to the hospital two weeks ago.

Students of the AMU have submitted a memorandum to vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor urging him to set up separate vaccination centres on campus for university staff and students.

At least 18 serving and 21 retired AMU faculty members have died of Covid or Covid-like symptoms.                       

On Sunday evening, AMU students took out a candle march in memory of the serving and retired faculty members.

AMU proctor professor Wasim Khan told reporters on Sunday “according to available information, none of the AMU teachers who lost their lives to Covid-19 had been vaccinated”. He said the authorities would consider the students’ demand for separate vaccination centres for them and university staff. 



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