COVID-infected Octogenarian recovers fully in Delhi

COVID-infected Octogenarian recovers fully in Delhi

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New Delhi, May 12 : An 88-year-old Novel Coronavirus patient, who was admitted to west Delhi's Kolmet Hospital, affiliated to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, has fully recovered from the infection, the Hospital said on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by the Hospital, a former personnel of Indian Air Force, KS Jaswal, hailing from Una district in Himachal Pradesh, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 27.

He has recovered fully and was discharged on May 9 from Kolmet Hospital, after testing negative for the lethal virus. Commenting on his recovery, Mr Jaswal, who practices Yoga twice a day, said, ''I am thankful to God and the Doctors for making me fit again.'' The team at Kolmet Hospital, which treated Mr Jaswal, is recognised only for COVID-19 patients and is affiliated with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The medicos said, ''It was really encouraging and heartening to see an Octogenarian walking out safely to his home after fighting a deadly infection like COVID-19. As we all are aware that this disease is essentially severe in the elderly and people with comorbidities, but Mr Jaiswal could make it probably because of his disciplined lifestyle, strong will power, lack of major illnesses and good supportive care."

The City Hospital, also affiliated with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, commenced operations from Tuesday. With 116 beds and 13 ICU beds, this hospital was made functional within one week only for COVID-19 patients on a war footing. ''This hospital has a four-bedded level 2 nursery and five-bedded Paediatric ICU facility. This will enable us to provide care to Covid positive pregnant mothers and newborns and meet the increasing load of Covid positive patients,'' the hospital said. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art Lab facilities, X-Rays, Ultrasound and CT Scan, three modern Operation rooms and eight-bedded Haemodialysis facility. Both Kolmet and City Hospitals are situated at Pusa Road. Their Task Force Team, headed by Dr BK Rao, Chairman Critical Care Medicine, is working very hard to provide care to COVID-19 positive patients, while adhering to the guidelines, it added. (UNI)