Deceased IIT Roorkee second-year M. Tech. student was COVID-19 negative

Roorkee: IIT Roorkee mourns the passing away of Mr. Prem Singh, an M. Tech. student of Earthquake Engineering and stands by his family and friends in their hour of grief. The deceased was in quarantine since 11th April 2021 and his RT-PCR report came out negative. On the afternoon of 14th April, he was found unconscious in his room and was immediately taken to the Institute Hospital. Further, he was referred to the Civil Hospital, Roorkee, where he was declared dead. His family was informed about the same. At the request of his parents, the district administration has handed over his body to the family without post-mortem.


The country has lost an invaluable life, and the Institute has lost a promising student with a bright career ahead.


IIT Roorkee is adhering to all necessary precautions and social distancing norms prescribed by the government for COVID-19. All students who had come in contact with a COVID-19 positive case or have any symptoms are quarantined and undergo COVID-19 test. The hostels with more number of cases have been declared as containment zones. Some of the other measures instituted include serving of meals at the rooms in all the hostels, irrespective of whether it is a containment zone or not, 100% testing and re-testing of hostel residents (staff and students), instituting a helpline number for a medical emergency, providing medicines in rooms after teleconsultations, dedicated 24×7 ambulance service and COVID care center. The entry and exit timings have been curtailed to two hours only for each student between 10 am to 4 pm, and students in hostels declared as non-containment zones are allowed to go home if found Covid negative.


Till yesterday night, the total number of Covid positive students at the Covid Care center at Ganga Bhawan in the campus were 101