Panaji: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday claimed that senior Congress leader passed away of Pneumonia.
In a series of tweets, he said, “Let’s all pray in such time to give strength to his family to overcome the loss. As a Health Minister, I take full authority of my statement that Mr. Deshprabhu passed away of Pneumonia.”
He denied that rapid test kit was used in case of Deshprabhu.
“With all kinds of rumours floating on social media with regard to the death Shri Jitendra Deshprabhu, I would like to reiterate that in case of Shri Deshprabhu, his COVID19 test was done through the virology lab at GMC, RAPID TESTING was not used in his case,” he said.
The Health Minister also urged people to refrain from spreading false news.
“I request people to refrain from spreading false news and indulging in rumour mongering through social media,” he said.
Senior Congress leader and former MLA Jitendra Deshprabhu passed away on Tuesday.