My Covid Experience

‘Positive attitude helped soften Covid-19 blow’

‘Positive attitude helped soften Covid-19 blow’

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Harsimran Singh, president of the Just Sewa Society, who recovered from the Covid-19, says motivation and positivity are among the key factors, which help one fight Covid. Having tested positive for Covid two weeks back, he says he fought the virus resolutely.

Not only Harsimran, even his wife showed Covid symptoms and the duo were quarantined at home. They claimed that they recovered with self-medication.

“Being a social worker, I saw it coming. So, we were mentally prepared for the disease. We had been feeding the homeless, rickshaw pullers and slum dwellers since March 22. We were exposed to patients. The fever and chills had set in on the night of August 12. I got tested in the morning and the disease was confirmed. The first thing that I did was to isolate myself from my family. I sent my children to my relatives’place.”

I stayed positive but fear sets in when the oxygen level dips. I felt discomfort in breathing only once and took steam, which normalised the situation. Covid-19 is recoverable at home with good diet such as fruits, especially banana. More salt, more water, intake of tulsi, ginger, lemon and giloy is beneficial. —Harsimran Singh, president, Just Sewa Society

“Due to high fever and weakness, it was a painful experience, but I decided to stay at home instead of getting admitting to any hospital. All the symptoms, including high fever, body ache, dry cough, fatigue, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of appetite, and loss of smell were there. The Doctor advised me to take azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine. In my case, these medicines worked well. Apart from this, I took several traditional and domestic remedies for fever, sore throat and fatigue. My fever got normal after 10 days but I used to feel body ache and weakness. It took me some time to recover my sense of smell,” Harsimran Singh added.

After recovery, Harsimran Singh conducted a live session on his Facebook page and shared his Covid-19 experience. “I don't hesitate to say that despite government’s efforts, home quarantine is better than getting admitted to any hospital, especially if you are young. I was positive all the time but one fear that if the oxygen level dips. I felt discomfort in breathing only once and took steam, which normalised the situation. Covid-19 is recoverable at home with the good diet such as fruits especially banana. More salt, more water, intake of Tulsi, ginger, lemon and Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) is beneficial,” said Singh.

After watching the Facebook session of Harsimran, several Covid patients are now consulting him. Harsimarn stated, “Positivity was my mantra to fight Covid. More than 15 patients are consulting me. I motivate them to fight with it with positive energy. You should try to be in high spirit all the time and focus on the antibiotics and good diet. There is no need to panic. It is a type of viral fever.”

“Being an advocate, I am working online from home. The courts are hearing only urgent matters. My team helps me on phone,” he added.

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