Shimla, Sep 21 (PTI) Former Himachal Pradesh minister Shyama Sharma died at a hospital in Chandigarh on Monday, a BJP spokesperson said.
Additional Chief Secretary (Health) R D Dhiman said that test report of samples collected form Sharma earlier found her to be COVID-19 positive.
Her samples were taken at a Nahan hospital before referring her to Chandigarh hospital. The report came out COVID-19 positive after her death, he added. The 70-year-old former minister was unwell for the past few days and was being treated at the hospital in Chandigarh, the BJP spokesperson said.
BJP national president J P Nadda, the party's state unit chief and Shimla MP Suresh Kashyap and Union minister Anurag Thakur, among others expressed grief over her demise. PTI DJI NSD NSD