Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi
Hoshiarpur, April 1
Gurdeep Singh, the first Covid positive case in Punjab, who has recovered, says strong willpower and thorough adherence to doctors’ instructions was the only way to deal with coronavirus.
If someone is suspected to be suffering from this disease, he should come forward for treatment instead of getting afraid and panicking or hiding and running away because it can be dealt with proper isolation.
Gurdeep, a resident of Khanur village in Hoshiarpur district, had returned from Italy and was found to be suffering from coronavirus at Amritsar airport. Gurdeep said he reached India from Italy on March 3, along with his son and wife. He had fever four days before coming to India and recovered after having some medicine. At that time, he thought it was common fever due to the change of weather. After landing at Delhi airport, he informed about the fever and after a 7-hour stay in Delhi, he left for Amritsar via a flight. He was checked by a team of doctors at Amritsar airport and was taken to Government Medical College, Amritsar, where he was kept in the isolation ward, after being suspected of covid infection. He was tested and his report came positive. During this time, he kept following the instructions of doctors for treatment. He was comforted with the information that none of his family was found positive. Gurdeep said during treatment, doctors and the staff took good care of him and also boosted his morale, due to which he was able to recover from illness.
Praising the services provided at the isolation centre, Gurdeep said due to good health services, food and care, he was able to get back to his family.
Gurdeep said if you hide the disease, you can become a threat not only for yourself but also for others. So, if someone has severe fever, dry cough and difficulty in breathing, then instead of running or hiding, he should go to a health centre. By proper investigation and treatment and maintaining social distance, one can get rid of coronavirus and others can also be saved. Gurdeep appealed to everyone to follow the lockdown implemented by the government.
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