A 62-year-old patient left the Bethany Hospital today as doctors and nurses turned up to say goodbye. He defeated Covid-19 despite a litany of complaints like diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, hypothyroidism and Ca Oropharynx (post-radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy).
When statistics the world over show that patients over the age of 60 with co-morbidities form over 70 per cent of Covid toll hospital authorities said his survival is an example of hope.
“Our team of doctors and staff who were treating him noticed his stern will to fight against the virus. It is the will that is most important to fight against coronavirus. He has set an example that even people with such co-morbidities can fight the virus,” Dr Kyntiewlang Sanmiet, spokesperson of the hospital said.
He said though older persons with co-morbidities might be at greater risk, but this does not mean the battle is lost for them. “This gentleman is an example of hope. Hope along with great care and a good fight can make miracles happen, even if the odds are against you,” Dr Sanmiet added.
Hospital authorities said the patient was put on oxygen therapy and other treatment as per protocol.