An 87 year old man admitted in NEIGRIHMS, Shillong  has recovered from COVID-19

Shillong, Oct 24: An 87 year old, gentleman was admitted in NEIGRIHMS on 29th September, 2020 with fever, breathlessness and low oxygen saturation. A CT scan showed features of COVID pneumonia and RT-PCR was Positive for SARS COV-II.

Patient has senile dementia,  glaucoma and benign prostatic hypertrophy on regular medications. He was treated in the COVID ICU with Non-invasive ventilation and antiviral medications.

Subsequently he was put on a high flow nasal cannula. Since the oxygen requirement was high, plasma therapy was considered. He received two units of convalescent plasma therapy and made good progress in the rest of the 24 hours. Other COVID medicine protocols were also followed.

He made gradual improvement and tested Negative on 17.10.2020.  He was transferred to the Non-COVID wing of the Hospital on 18.10.2020 and made further improvement.  Patient is discharged today.

While under treatment, the patient was attended and managed mainly by the faculty of Anaesthesiology and Critical care unit and General Medicine. It is encouraging to see that senior citizens with comorbidities are recovering from COVID-19 in Shillong.

Although the number of COVID positive cases is coming down and the number of recovered cases are climbing up, we should not be complacent and should continue to take precautions as advised by the Government.





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