An additional secretary of the government, who was infected with Covid-19, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital this morning.
Taufiqul Alam, who is now on post retirement leave (PRL), breathed his last around 10:00am at the intensive care unit of the hospital' Covid-19 unit, Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin, director of the hospital said.
Taufiqul, who served as secretary of the Information Commission before going to PRL, was admitted to ICU at the hospital's burn unit with Covid-19 earlier this month.
As his condition improved, he was later shifted to a cabin room. But he was taken to the ICU again as his condition deteriorated a couple of days ago, said sources in the hospital.
Bangladesh Administrative Service Association expressed condolence over of the death of the administrative cadre official.
Earlier on April 6, another administrative cadre official, also a director of the Anti-Corruption Commission, died after contracting Covid-19.