Panaji: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday rubbished the rumours floating through social media linking death of former MLA Jitendra Deshprabhu to COVID-19 infection.
Rane said that all the tests conducted on the samples derived on him were negative.
Rane tweeted “With all kinds of rumours floating on social media with regard to death of Shri #JitendraDeshprabhu, I would like to state that in case of Shri Deshprabhu, his COVID19 test was doen through the virology lab at GMC, RAPID TESTING was not used in his case.”
“SRL Diagnostic which is a recognized laboratory by Govt of India has also tested his and reported Negative for COVID-19, the tests still being in possession of GMC. 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 acute Pneumonia.”
“I request people to refrain from spreading false news and indulging in rumour mongering through social media,” he tweeted.