The recent death of an 18-year-old student, Tanuj Kumar Naik, while playing kabaddi on the premises of Balaji College of Pharmacy, has sent shock waves among the public. Tanuj had enrolled in the college two months ago and was playing kabaddi with his classmates when the incident occurred.
According to the Administrative Officer Sreedhar, who was present at the time of the incident, Tanuj collapsed suddenly while standing with five others on the court while the opposite team player came raiding. The staff immediately checked his pulse, which was weak, and rushed him to a nearby hospital. The doctors advised them to take him to Bengaluru for further treatment, as he was in critical condition and needed ventilator support.
Tanuj’s brother informed the college authorities that he had not taken the COVID-19 vaccine. Tanuj was in a coma for two days and unfortunately passed away on Tuesday due to cardiac arrest. The college staff and students financially helped the parents for his treatment.
The incident highlights the importance of taking care of one’s health and well-being. Regular exercise and physical activity are important for maintaining good health, but it is also crucial to take necessary precautions and ensure that one is medically fit to engage in such activities. In this case, it is unclear whether Tanuj had any pre-existing medical conditions that could have contributed to his sudden collapse. However, it is important for individuals to consult with their doctors before engaging in any strenuous physical activity, especially if they have a history of heart problems or other medical conditions.
Furthermore, the incident underscores the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. While it is unclear whether Tanuj’s death was directly related to COVID-19, his brother’s statement raises concerns about the low vaccination rates among young people. It is crucial for everyone, especially those who are eligible, to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others against the virus.
The college staff and students’ financial support for Tanuj’s treatment is commendable and shows the importance of coming together as a community during difficult times. The loss of a young life is always tragic, and our thoughts go out to Tanuj’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. It is important for colleges and universities to ensure that their students have access to proper medical care and support in case of any medical emergencies.