In second tragedy of its kind, two young brothers living in the Akurdi area of Pimpri-Chinchwad succumbed to Covid-19 in a span of two days. The duo had no co-morbidity. Their father, who is also undergoing treatment for the virus, is yet to be informed of the deaths.
The two brothers have been identified as Aditya Vijay Jadhav(28) and Apurva Vijay Jadhav (25). Apurva was unmarried while Aditya got married over a year ago and has no children. Last year in July, three brothers living in the Pimprigaon area in their 50s died of Covid.
According to Hemant Konde, maternal uncle of the two brothers, “Both Aditya and Apurva died within a span of 72 hours. Both were on ventilator support and had Covid pneumonia.”
Apurva was first to be detected with Covid-19 on May 1. “Apurva was working with the anti-encroachment department of PMC. Due to the pandemic, the civic officials had shifted him to PMC’s hospital in Bhavani Peth where we think he might have got infected,” Konde said.
Apurva was admitted to a private hospital in Ravet. “He stayed at home for two-three days. When he started feeling uneasy, we admitted him to the private hospital,” their uncle added.
Later, all his family members – mother, father, brother and brother’s wife – also tested positive.
Konde said that three family members were admitted at Gharkul Covid Care Centre. “When Aditya felt uneasy, he was admitted to Jumbo hospital and a few days later, his father was admitted to YCM hospital,” he said.