Her age might have posed a problem however 100-year-old Mai Handique’s battle in opposition to COVID-19 was received by her positivity, docs mentioned on Thursday. Handique, Assam’s oldest COVID-19 affected person, was discharged from the Mahendra Mohan Chowdhury Hospital (MMCH) in Guwahati on Wednesday, they mentioned.
A resident of the Mothers’ Old Age Home, she was admitted to the hospital ten days in the past after testing COVID- constructive.
The docs and nurses who had been treating her held a small celebration earlier than she was discharged. Handique, who was beaming with pleasure, joined the get together singing a number of Assamese songs in her full-throated voice. Handique, referred to as Aita (grandma) by all on the hospital, informed reporters that she loved her keep and the meals.
“We were given fish or meat on most of the days while egg and banana were given daily. We were also given ‘ruti- bhaji’ (chappatis and vegetables) which I enjoyed the most,” she mentioned. She additionally thanked all those that handled her, saying, “The girls (the nurses) and the doctors’ took very good care.”
Handique additionally had a particular phrase of reward for Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma — “He is doing very hard work for all of us and I bless him to continue to help people who are suffering from this disease.” Sarma, too, wished her on the restoration. “Steely resolve of 100-year old Mai Handique is monumental. With brilliant support of doctors at MMCH, she defeated coronavirus, giving us a lesson in having the right will power,” he mentioned.
A physician treating Handique mentioned, “Initially, we were worried due to her age and she also has hypertension, but she was always cheerful and in a positive frame of mind.”
Twelve residents of the Mothers’ Old Age Home have been identified with COVID-19 and 5 of them have beendischarged up to now.