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Mumbai: Two 90-years-plus patients beat Covid

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Ghanshyamdas Chanchlani after recovering from Covid

 Rohit Shishodia
In heartening cases of recovery from Covid-19, two ninety-years-plus patients defeated the deadly virus which is said to be life threatening for elders with pre existing diseases. But these two patients at Wochkardt hospital in Mumbai prevailed over corona and are encouraging people of all ages that one should not be in panic. Instead, one should have patience and face all complications of the disease during the isolation period of 14-17 days.

92-year-old Ghanshyamdas Chanchlani and 91-year-old Madhuri Sampat have defeated Covid-19 with sheer patience and an optimistic attitude at the hospital.

At 92-years of age, Chanchlani, a resident of Panvel, never missed his morning walks and was leading a healthy life. Amidst lockdown, he was restricted to his house.

Suddenly, he started exhibiting symptoms such as fever for a week. Initially, he was in home isolation when he tested positive. Unfortunately, his swab test done on July 25, 2020, and his blood reports were found to be positive.

Another patient, Madhuri Sampat, who is 91-years-old, defeated Covid-19 and was discharged in August 2020. She was bed-ridden for 6 months due to a fracture in her femur bone in 2019. The woman was dependent on her family for all her daily chores.

She was infected with the virus and had a fever, body ache, and a mild cough. During her stay, she had severe myalgia and was diagnosed to have a urinary tract infection and developed loose stools.

Dr. Behram Pardiwala, Director, Internal Medicine and Academics, Wockhardt Hospitals,  Mumbai, said, “The patient Mr. Chanchlani came to the hospital on July 30, 2020, with the symptom of fever. He was started with steroids and supportive medication in a timely manner. We examined his pre- and post-walk oxygen thrice a day and he did extremely well."

"He had certain ECG changes (Changes of ischemia on ECG). After 12 days of onset of symptoms, he was found to have normal oxygen levels and was discharged. He was in mandatory quarantine for 14 days and is fine now, " added Dr Pardiwala.

While speaking about Mrs. Sampat, Dr  Pardiwala explained, “On admission, she was in a stable condition with fever and body ache, her oxygenation level was between 96-98%. With medications and fluid management she was treated for dehydration. Her overall stay in the hospital was for 14 days followed by 7 days of mandatory quarantine.”


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