Brave Story! 103-year-old Sikh Man Is Country’s Oldest ICU Survivor Of Covid-19

written by Diksha Kapoor | July 09, 2020

In a huge relief to his anxious family comprising many great-grandchildren, a sprightly 103-year-old Sikh man here vanquished Covid-19 and has returned home to savour the victory, his close relatives said. Sukha Singh Chhabra was wheeled out of Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital here on June 29. He is ranked as India's oldest ICU survivor of Covid-19. "On May 31, he tested positive. We downplayed it and requested him to get admitted to a hospital for proper care. He agreed without any fuss, so we didn't see any point in unnecessarily alarming him at his advanced age," his 39-year grandson Gurdeep K Chhabra told IANS. After his swabs tested positive, he was wheeled into the KMFT Hospital on June 2 as his sons and grandchildren prayed, while his young great-grandchildren waited for the great grandpa to return home to play with them. A special team of doctors, comprising Khomane, Jayprakash Pednekar and Santosh Dwivedi, was assigned to treat Chhabra on the long road to recovery. However, they generously acknowledged that "it was the patient's own determination to fight out Covid-19 at this advanced age," which was very important. Gurdeep Singh Chhabra said his grandfather is quite weak and is on an intravenous semi-liquid diet for the next few days at his bungalow in Khopat locality of Thane.


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