My covid experience

‘I am now ready to donate my plasma’

‘I am now ready to donate my plasma’

Swarn Singh Sekhon, Medical Lab Technician

Resuming his job as a Medical Lab Technician, (MLT) following his complete recovery from the Covid-19, Swarn Singh Sekhon, 54, has become an inspirational figure among Covid positive patients admitted to the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) here.

Working as an MLT in the Paediatrics Department of the GNDH, he joined duty after a fortnight. He was able to register victory over the virus with the support of his family and right kind of diet.

"My wife arrived from Canada after meeting our son and daughter, who are settled there," he said.

So, he ignored slight temperature and body ache. He also experienced trouble in the throat. His wife insisted on getting the check-up done.

Similarly, his son Amrik Singh Sekhon, working at a Rehabilitation Centre in Edmonton, and his daughter Amandeep Kaur, a nurse at Caligari, called him up to undergo the test.

So, he underwent the Covid test on August 26 and his report confirmed him to be a Covid positive.

His brother, Gursharan Singh Sekhon, living in Italy, offered his vacant house for isolation.

"I consumed Erythromycin tablets to treat my sore throat,” he said. While keeping special care of his diet, he was regular in consuming turmeric milk, eggs, kadha (a decoction of different spices), fruit juices, and doing gargles with saline water and inhaling steam among other things.

During his 33-year long career, Sekhon has earned the reputation of being an inspirational figure. He donated blood 73 times and is now planning to donate his plasma. Born and brought up in Faridkot, he donates blood on several occasions such as Shahidi Diwas of Sahibjades, Barsi of his mother and even family celebrations including his marriage anniversary.

(As told to Neeraj Bagga)

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