Kottayam, Apr 3 : Three persons, including a 93-year-old man, were discharged from Medical College Hospital here on Friday after being cured of the disease. Thomas Abraham (93), the oldest person to contract the disease in the country, and his wife Mariyamma (88) left for their home in Ranni in Pathanamthitta district on Friday evening.
Though they left the hospital, they were asked to remain in quarantine for 14 days more. The duo tested positive for the disease on March eight. The health worker, who contracted the viral disease while treating the elderly couple, was also discharged from the hospital on Friday. The couple was cured of the disease a couple of days ago.
However, the hospital authorities asked them to stay back for a few follow-up tests as they were suffering from age-related ailments. The condition of the couple deteriorated many times, but they were brought back to life, thanks to the dedicated efforts of health workers. They had contracted the disease from their relatives who returned from Italy in the first week of March. The health worker, who contracted the disease while treating the couple, was also discharged. With this, all the five patients admitted to the hospital, have been discharged. (UNI)