112-year-old in Jalandhar beats Covid

112-year-old in Jalandhar beats Covid

Jeeto (112) flashes a victory sign while being discharged.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 8

A 112-year-old woman, Jeeto, on Monday succeeded in winning the battle against Covid-19. She remained in the Jalandhar Civil Hospital for 10 days before being discharged.

Jeeto was escorted back home by her grandson Lovepreet Singh. Hailing from Dhak Pandori village in Phagwara, she was admitted to the Civil Hospital on May 28. Her grandson said her grandmother had always remained active.

"Even at this age, she remains busy in all household works and even takes care of a kitchen garden at our place. She daily waters and tends to fruit and vegetable plants in the house. On May 28 evening, she was doing this work when we saw her falling unconscious in the garden. We got worried and immediately brought her to the Civil Hospital," he said.

Lovepreet shared, "Till that time, we had no idea that she had contracted the virus. At the hospital, she was tested for it and her test came back positive. Her oxygen saturation level had dropped to 80 and we were all really worried for her. Since we could not go inside, we had told the staff at the hospital that they could face trouble as she suffered from a hearing impairment."

Dr Bhupinder Singh, who treated her at the hospital, said, "Thankfully, the elderly woman was brought here on time. When she came, she was critical. But owing to her positive attitude and proper cooperation with the staff, she responded well to the treatment and was cured." Asked how she defeated the deadly virus at this age, Jeeto laughed and said, "We take a more nutritious diet than the present generation. Maintaining good health and physical fitness helped me sail through this bad phase."

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