They are one of the oldest couples in the country to have recovered!
Amidst the incessant dark and doomed news pieces being circulated related to COVID-19 deaths and active cases around the world, including India, it is also important to focus on the positive side of the stories too. In a pleasant turn of events, an elderly Kerala couple have recovered from COVID-19. They had contracted this deadly virus from their children and grandson, who had returned from Italy and the rest of the family too, have now recovered from this disease.
What's the News?
The couple, aged 93 and 88, had tested positive for the virus in Kerala. They were diabetic, suffered from hypertension and had other old-age related diseases on their medical records. The Health Minister stated, "The elderly couple were literally brought back to life from death".
Thomas had earlier developed a severe cough, complained of chest pain and urinary infection. He was also diagnosed as vulnerable to severe heart issues and was put on a ventilator as well. His wife, Mariyamma, had also contracted a major urinary and bacterial infection which had further aggravated her condition. Health Minister KK Shailaja, had instructed the authorities to do everything required to ensure their full recovery and the couple were admitted to Kottayam Medical College.
According to officials, the couple had grown restless because they were admitted in two different VIP ICU rooms. On request, they were later shifted to an ICU room from where they could see each other.
But in an unfortunate development, one of the nurses who was tending to the couple has tested positive for this contagious virus and has now been hospitalised. She has been assured of top-notch treatment by the concerned bodies. Kerala has by far reported 240 cases, the second highest in the country.
Amidst the worrying state of affairs in India and the world at large, this piece of news has definitely lifted our spirits. This victorious fight should be perceived as a ray of hope by the citizens, which further tells us to not lose out on our optimism even during such testing times.
Till the time the lockdown isn't over, we request you to undertake the precautions as directed by the authorities. Keep your hands clean and sanitized and definitely, stay indoors until further notice.