An 84-year-old man with underlying health conditions has recovered from Covid-19, making him the oldest person to conquer the disease in the state.
His recovery has given an enormous boost and encouragement in those battling the virus.
He was admitted to Bethany Hospital here on September 11 and was discharged today, said a hospital spokesperson Dr Kyntiewlang Sanmiet.
The patient was admitted with profound fatigue, breathlessness and fever and tested positive for coronavirus.
Tests showed he had features of Covid pneumonia and he suffered from various co-morbidities, such as hypertension, and also had low blood cell counts.
“His story shines a light of hope in all of us overcoming this battle as a state and community,” Dr Sanmiet said. “It’s always wonderful to see people affected with COVID-19 recover. We continue to celebrate with our COVID-19 patients whenever they recover and get to go home from our hospital. But this celebration was extra special because this patient, at 84 years old, is the oldest in the state to recover and be discharged.”
The patient was put on high oxygen support for the first six days and was hospitalised for a total of 14 days.
“As he left the hospital, our doctors and nurses lined the hallways to cheer on as he was wheeled out and discharged after his test results returned negative on the 13th day. We would like to thank our doctors, nurses and all medical staff for their relentless efforts and selfless dedication and for working tirelessly to provide quality care to all our patients with compassion and commitment,” Dr Sanmiet added.