Kolkata: 99-year-old man beats COVID-19; positive cases in West Bengal near 20,000 mark – Mumbai Mirror

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Kolkata: With COVID19 cases in West Bengal witnessing a huge spurt, almost touching 20,000, a 99-year-old COVID-19 positive patient brings a ray of hope as he recovered at a hospital in Kolkata and returned to his home in Diamond Harbour on Thursday morning.

With this, he becomes the oldest person so far to have recovered from the infection at a government hospital in the state of West Bengal.

Sripati Nayaban, the nonagenerian, is a resident of South 24 Parganas district’s Diamond Harbour. He developed COVID like symptoms in the last week of June. He had fever, cough and cold and other COVID-like symptoms which prompted the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) to refer him to Kolkata.

On June 25, Sripati was admitted to a Kolkata-based private hospital. A board of experts was formed to supervise the treatment of Sripati.

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One of the doctors, Dr Nargis Parvin, who attended the 99-year-old patient, said, “It was amazing that he had started responding to treatment from the first day. We are very happy that he has recovered so quickly. Recovery of such an elderly person is a ray of hope for doctors like us who are fighting COVID-19 for our patients,” she said.

Sripati had taken a total of seven days to recover from the deadly infection. He was brought to Kolkata on June 25 and was discharged today. His two sons, one of them aged 72 and 53, respectively, have also tested positive and are getting treated in other hospitals.

Nayaban has become the oldest person in Bengal to recover from the disease. However, he is not first in the country. Incidentally, a 99-year-old woman too ad recovered and was discharged from the Victoria Hospital on June 26. She had contracted the virus in Bengaluru from her grandson. She was admitted to the hospital with her son (71), daughter-in-law and grandson.

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West Bengal: Last rites of a COVID-19 victim could not be performed for two days due to apathy of civic authorities

In a shocking incident, last rites of a COVID-19 victim could not be performed for two days due to apathy of civic authorities. An elderly citizen (71) died at around 3 pm on Monday. The family residing in North Kolkata’s Amherst Street had to keep the body of their family member inside a commercial freezer for two days as they were awaiting the person’s COVID reports after death and help from the state and civic authorities. They informed the civic authorities and police to seek guidance on the procedures to be followed during last rites.

Source: https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/coronavirus/news/kolkata-99-year-old-man-beats-covid-19-positive-cases-in-west-bengal-near-20000-mark/articleshow/76754751.cms