Elderly man with co-morbidities beats COVID-19

Shillong, Sep 24: During the COVID-19 pandemic an inspiring story of an elderly man who suffered from multiple diseases and beat the virus has come to light

Dr Kyntiewlang Sanmeit , spokesperson of Bethany hospital said that the story of how a patient battling multiple diseases contracted Covid – 19 and fought it till he succeeded and recovered from it is inspiring.

According to Dr. Sanmiet, the 62 years old man diagnosed with COVID-19 recovered and was discharged from Bethany Hospital, Shillong.

“He is a known case of Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Hypothyroidism and Ca Oropharynx (Post-radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy),” the spokesperson for Bethany Hospital said.

According to Dr. Sanmeit whenever a patient recovers, it is a proud moment but, due to his co-morbidities, it is inspiring news for all.

“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 added.

“He has set an example that even people with such comorbidities can fight the virus,” Dr. Sanmiet said.

According to the Bethany Hospital, spokesperson, though older persons with co-morbidities might be at greater risk, but this does not mean the battle is lost for them.