My Covid experience

‘I tackled virus with resilience, positivity’

‘I tackled virus with resilience, positivity’

RAJESH BALI contracted Covid-19 during the days when he was taking care of his father in August. Though his father tested negative, it was Rajesh Bali and his two other family members (his wife and daughter) who tested positive for Covid-19. They said they were able to tide over the virus with exercise and a positive attitude in the face of uncertainty. Working with the Field Outreach Bureau in Jalandhar, Bali is now back to attending to his duties.

All three family members have now recovered.

The first thing he did upon recovery, was share a video with all acquaintances and loved ones, apprising them of the unpredictability of Covid-19 and also sharing the ways it can be fought. Speaking to The Tribune, Rajesh Bali, who is in his 50s, says, “I am fit and active. So is my family. My wife and daughter stayed asymptomatic while I got symptoms – fatigue, cough and loss of appetite. But with the help of good medical care and patience, I soon healed and now I want to share my experience with others. It cannot be stressed enough that staying in a positive frame of mind and being optimistic is probably one of the biggest pre-requisites one can have in the fight against Covid.”

The family went to the Covid testing centre at PAP to get tested and their report came out positive on August 12. Advised home quarantine, the family stayed at home until Bali’s fever persisted and he was shifted to the hospital for several days.

Bali added, “I did not watch TV nor indulge in any major diversion during the isolation period. The things that kept me most busy was Hindi film songs. I caught up on old collection of golden classics and listened to the radio to pass my time while recovering. I received two shots of Remedesivir on the very first day. I also extend hearty thanks to the Health Department teams which tracked me and regularly checked on me to keep apprised of my health. The department is doing a commendable job.”

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