Two 90 Plus Patients Defeat Coronavirus In Mumbai At Wockhardt Hospital

My mother has set an example for many who believe that elderly patients will not be able to overcome this deadly disease.

A 92-year-old Ghanshyamdas Chanchlani and a 91-year-old Madhuri Sampat have successfully defeated COVID-19 with an optimistic attitude at Wockhardt Hospital, South Mumbai. Mumbai is the State which has witnessed the highest number of COVID cases since the Pandemic hit India.

The state’s coronavirus count has now crossed the number of cases in Russia which is the fourth badly hit country in the world with 10,68,320 cases.

Ghanshyamdas and Madhuri Sampat have been united by their family since they got infected by COVID-19. They have been a true inspiration to many in the fight of this deadly virus and have proved the world to not be scared of this disease. They are the living proof that even 90 plus patients can recover with timely intervention and quick treatment.

Ghanshyamdas Chanchlani, 92- years old, a resident of Panvel who always lived a healthy life and never missed his morning walks, was all of a sudden restricted to his house during this lockdown. When one day he experienced symptoms like fever for a week and cough and was isolated at home. Gradually he went for a swab test done on 25th July 2020 and his blood reports were found to be positive.

Dr. Behram Pardiwala, Director, Internal Medicine and Academics, Wockhardt Hospitals, South Mumbai said, “The patient Mr. Chanchlani came to the hospital on 30th July 2020 with the symptoms of fever. He was started with steroids and supportive medication in a timely manner. We examined his pre- and post-walk oxygen thrice a day and he did extremely well. He had certain ECG changes (Changes of ischemia on ECG). After 12days of onset of symptoms, he was found to have normal oxygen levels and was discharged. He was in mandatory quarantine for 14 days and is fine now.”

Mr. Raju Chanchlani, the patient’s son expressed, “My father and I were detected with COVID. But we didn’t worry as we received a prompt treatment at the hospital. We thank the doctors for taking the utmost care of us and even our family members who motivated us via video calls. We are glad to be back at home with the family and are eager to celebrate festivals. We appreciate and value the care and quality treatment given by the Hospital. My father is also looking forward to resuming morning walks soon.”

While the Madhuri Sampat a 91-year got bedridden for 6 months due to the fracture in her femur bone in 2019, but successfully defeated COVID-19 and was discharged in August 2020. She had symptoms like fever, body ache, and mild cough when she tested positive for COVID. She underwent severe myalgia and was diagnosed to have a urinary tract infection and developed loose stools. 

Speaking about Mrs. Sampat, Dr. Behram Pardiwala said, “On admission, she was in a stable condition with fever and body ache, her oxygenation level was between 96-98%. With medications, fluid management she was treated for dehydration. Her overall stay in the hospital was for 14 days followed by 7 days of mandatory quarantine.”

 “We have to assist her when she goes to the restroom. Owing to age-related issues, she doesn’t go out of the house even for attending family functions. Despite this, she got affected by COVID-19 which was unfortunate. But she has now successfully recovered due to her will power and correct treatment. All the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff at the hospital took good care of my mother and she was provided with nutritious food at the hospital.”, said Rashesh Sampat, the son of Mrs. Madhuri Sampat


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