A 62-year-old man was discharged after recovering from COVID-19, which hospital authorities on Thursday said he is an example that even people with such comorbidities can fight the virus.
The elderly patient was tested positive for COVID-19 on being admitted at the Bethany hospital, Shillong and is a known case of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, hypothyroidism and Ca Oropharynx (post-radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy).
This patient was put on oxygen therapy and other treatment as per protocol. During the course of his hospital stay, the patient’s condition improved.
“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 comorbidities can fight the virus,” Dr Kyntiewlang Sanmiet, spokesperson of the hospital said while informing about the happy news.
He said though older persons with comorbidities 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