Medical officers wearing protective suits outside the Special Isolation Ward of Coronavirus patients at Aluva government general hospital in Kochi.(ANI)
Medical officers wearing protective suits outside the Special Isolation Ward of Coronavirus patients at Aluva government general hospital in Kochi.(ANI)

93-yr-old Kerala man, 88-yr-old wife cured of Covid-19

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan congratulated the medical team, saying they had made Kerala proud.
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 04:15 AM IST

A 93-year-old man and his wife 88-year-old wife were discharged from the Kottayam Medical College Hospital in Kerala on Friday after being cured of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) , nursed back to health by a committed medical team. Members of the medical team were seen wiping teary eyes as the couple emerged from the Covid ward on wheelchairs.

“It is a glorious moment for the medical fraternity. It was a big challenge to save their lives and we did it ,” said Dr Jose Joseph, principal of the medical college.

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Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan congratulated the medical team, saying they had made Kerala proud.

The couple were rushed to hospital after their Italy- returned son, daughter-in law and grandchild tested positive for Covid-19 last month. They both were put on ventilators. “We are really indebted to the medical team. We erred first {in exposing them to the virus} because of our ignorance. It is a miracle my grandparents were cured fully,” said their grandchild Rijo Moncy, who works in Italy.

Doctors said their disciplined lifestyle, food habits and appetite for life helped them bounce back.

Kerala was outraged after reports that the three Italy-based members of the family had hid their travel history and attended many functions social functions . Seven of their relatives tested positive after coming into contact with the family.

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