105-year-old Afghan lady beats COVID-19, discharged from UP hospital

Noida (UP), July 31

A 105-year-old lady from Afghanistan was discharged from a hospital in Greater Noida on Friday after recovering from COVID-19 in a fortnight, officers mentioned.

Rabia Ahmed was admitted to a non-public hospital, Sharda Hospital, on July 16 in a “life-threatening condition” after getting contaminated with the novel coronavirus and spent per week on a ventilator, they mentioned.

She had examined constructive for the an infection at a non-public hospital in Noida after which she was delivered to Sharda Hospital, a devoted COVID-19 facility. She was examined once more on Thursday and the end result got here out to be damaging, paving the way in which for her discharge on Friday forward of the Islamic pageant of Bakrid, hospital officers mentioned.

Ahmed, who hails from Kabul in Afghanistan, had come to go to her grandchildren who’re dwelling in Noida earlier this yr, however ultimately acquired caught within the lockdown, they mentioned.

“When the patient was brought, she had a fever, severe breathlessness and pneumonia. She was also suffering from Alzheimer’s. She was unable to identify any relatives also when she was admitted here,” Dr Ashutosh Niranjan, the medical superintendent of Sharda Hospital, mentioned.

“She had urinal infection and her ECG was also abnormal. The patient was in a critical state and immediately shifted on ventilator support. She was suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS),” Niranjan mentioned.

The remedy began in compliance with the protocols laid by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and the hospital’s personal norms for COVID-19, he mentioned.

“Her condition started improving after ventilator support for seven days. She was given a diet with high-level protein. After this, she was taken off ventilator support and the woman even started recognizing the health care staff who were attending her in the ICU,” Niranjan mentioned.

“Now her condition is much better. She is also eating properly. She was discharged from the hospital on Friday after the report of her COVID-19 test done on Thursday came negative,” the senior physician mentioned.

The lady’s grandson, Ahmad Fawad, who got here to take her again from the hospital on Friday, mentioned: “Before Bakrid, the hospital has given my family a gift for a lifetime. Everyone in the family will recite the festival prayer together and celebrate Eid,” Fawad mentioned, as his eyes welled up with pleasure.

Hospital spokesperson Ajit Kumar mentioned Gautam Buddh Nagar’s Additional Chief Medical Officer V Okay Singh and Additional District Magistrate Diwakar Singh had been current throughout the lady’s discharge and gave her items, wishing her effectively.

“The hospital staff also presented flowers to the 105-year-old woman as she left the hospital defeating coronavirus after a 15-day fight,” Kumar added.

He mentioned 21 different COVID-19 sufferers had been discharged from the hospital after restoration on Friday. PTI

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