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Corona infected family recovers with the help of right treatment and neighbours

Y.S.RANA | July 01, 2020 03:16 PM

UNA (Himachal Pradesh):  Despite the outbreak of Covid-19, a global pandemic that killed thousands of people worldwide, many examples of humanity, vivacity and morality are coming up in society. One such case is that of Bout village, under Bangana sub-division of Una district; where a corona infected family has won battle against this fatal disease with the help of neighbors and proper health facilities.
 
All members of the family were found to be infected with Corona virus, including a 90-year-old woman, her ex-serviceman son, daughter-in-law, and two grand-daughters, except her grand-son. Somehow this child remained untouched by corona virus infection. The woman's son returned from Mumbai on  June 2 after his retirement from the Indian Army. His corona report was found positive in a sample taken on  June 8. This corona-infected Ex-serviceman was then shifted to the Covid-19 Care Center at Khadd. Keeping in view the age of this old woman, the Health Department decided to keep the remaining members under home quarantine. Strict adherence to the rules of home quarantine and proper care of doctors helped this nonagenarian to defeat corona.
 
It is noteworthy that on 14 June, this elderly woman was reported Corona positive. But, she defeated Corona within 10 days. When she was re-tested on 24 June, she was found to be negative. Now all members of the family have been reported negative except one granddaughter in the family. Thanking the state government, this woman who heads the family said, "I and my family have been able to beat Corona with better health facilities provided by the government and good care taken by doctors. I hope my granddaughter will soon join us."
 
The report of her son was found negative on 18 June. He said that due to army background, the whole family remained under discipline and adhered to the Home Quarantine Rules; Due to which they got success in getting rid of this virus soon. High morale and strong will power helped their speedy recovery. Also the help extended by neighbours supported them. The government has been providing better health services in Himachal and doctors also took full care of them. His family is grateful to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for all what was done to them.
 
Helping neighbor Rajesh says that anyone can be infected with Coronavirus. When we got information that this neighboring family was tested Covid-19 positive and their son was negative, we came out to help this family and the child. We used to make food and put it on the wall and call him on mobile to take meals. We took all precautions, using masks and gloves while helping them.
 
Dr. Raman Kumar Sharma, CMO, Una District told that beating Corona by this nonagenarian is a big achievement for the Health Department. She is the oldest drawer of the state to beat Corona. No doubt, corona can easily be defeated if rules are followed sincerely by cooperating with health department officials under home quarantine. Maintaining moderation and morale during quarantine provides a positive environment.

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