Amid rising COVID-19 cases and an innumerable amount of loss of life, a recovery story of an elderly couple from Maharashtra is winning hearts.
Recently, an elderly couple recovered from COVID-19 after battling the disease for nine days in Tanda village of Latur in Maharashtra.
Denu Chavan, 105, and Motabai, 95, were admitted to Vilasrao Deshmukh Institute of Medical Sciences after they tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Their son, Suresh Chavan, was doubtful of their recovery due to age, but the couple came out victorious in their battle against COVID-19. Their doctors credited early diagnosis and timely treatment for the recovery.
According to reports, a total of five members of the family contracted the virus and were tested positive on March 24, including three children and the old couple.
According to Suresh, his parents were running high temperatures, and his father had a severe stomach ache. So he decided to admit them both to the hospital.
Suresh revealed that he was initially scared to admit his parents to the hospital but then felt like it was the only way to save their life. He then got them admitted to the government hospital three hours away from their village.
Dr Gajanan Halkanche, the doctor who treated the old couple, informed that they had a computed tomography (CT) score of 15/25, which was a concern due to their age. The couple was put on oxygen support and also given five doses of the antiviral Remdesivir injection.
India is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic with more than 3,00,000 daily new coronavirus cases being reported in the past few days even hospitals in several states are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds.