Jajpur: While coronavirus scare has gripped people all over the world, a survivor from Odisha’s Jajpur district has shared the tale of his battle against the deadly disease following his recovery.
The lone COVID-19 patient from the district , who got infected with COVID-19 at the mass prayer at Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi, had tested positive for the virus on March 3 and was immediately shifted to Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack. The district administration swung into action and sealed Brahmabarada area to prevent spread of the virus.
With intensive treatment by the doctors and other health workers at the hospital, the patient recovered within a period of only seven days. The Health and Family Welfare Department had informed about his recovery along with nine others on April 10.
Following his recovery, the coronavirus warrior says he did not have any symptoms before being tested positive for the virus but he never broke down after that.
I had faith on God and was just spending my days at the hospital. I tested positive twice at the hospital. On April 10, finally I tested negative for the virus. Besides treatment, the doctors took care of my food and accommodation. Self-confidence, courage and support of my family helped me recover in a very short time.
Besides, the COVID-19 warrior, who was among the three Nizamuddin returnees who tested positive for the deadly virus in the state,has praised efforts of district administration and the Health Department to combat spread of the infection.
After getting discharged from the hospital on April 11, he is currently under Government quarantine for seven days at a centre set up on the premises of Upendranath Sarala College here.
“The only way to win the battle against coronavirus is to obey the guidelines and regulations imposed by the state Government regarding the disease. Everyone should support their respective district administration and the state Government in the fight against the global pandemic,” he signs off.
Meanwhile, the district administration has decided to exempt few services in the district during the lockdown taking into account various problems faced by people. As per the decision, book stores, electrical appliance and repair stores, garages will remain open in the district between 6 am 10 am.