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Ex-CIC Golam Rahman’s wife dies after Covid-19 recovery

Her lungs had been badly damaged as she had contracted pneumonia along with Covid-19

Update : 21 Jul 2020, 10:46 PM

Though she beat the deadly Covid-19, Naeem Ara Hussain, wife of former chief information commissioner Prof Golam Rahman, passed away on Tuesday after battling with damaged lungs. She was 66.

Naeem Ara breathed her last at Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in Dhaka at around 5:40am, said Golam Rahman, also a former professor mass communication and journalism at Dhaka University. 

He told UNB that his wife had been admitted to the Holy Family Hospital on May 30, a day after she tested positive for Covid-19. 

Later, four other members in her family, including Prof Rahman, were also diagnosed with Covid-19, but they all recovered. 

As her condition worsened, Naeem Ara was shifted to Bangladesh Specialized Hospital on June 4. 

She tested negative for the virus on June 26, but her lungs were damaged as she had contracted pneumonia along with Covid-19. 

"Her lungs were affected so badly that she was having trouble in taking oxygen support. She was on ventilator for the last three days... she had been suffering from diabetes," Prof Rahman said. 

Naeem Ara, who had been a teacher at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in 1999-2008, is survived by husband, one son, two daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers. 

She was buried at Azimpur Graveyard at around 3:30pm on Tuesday after her namaz-e-janaza at a mosque in Paribagh area. 

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