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Top News Story 12 coronavirus patients discharged from PGI, Chandigarh; 53 recover

Chandigarh, May 16

The PGI Hospital here on Saturday added 12 more corona conquerors to its consistently increasing list of declared cured and recovered patients, taking the total count of those recovered crossing the half-century mark at 53.

Of the 12 recovered residents of Chandigarh, 10 are from Bapu Dham cluster, comprising eight men in the age group of 17 to 50 years, and two women aged 21 and 27 years.

Celebrating their successful recovery, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) COVID-19 team had lined up in good strength to cheer the corona conquerors as they were ushered one by one towards the exit, some excited and some emotional but all of them happy and in 'high spirits'.

PGIMER Director Jagat Ram was personally present at the send-off ceremony, greeting them with flowers and gifts.

"Most of these people have made incredible recoveries," said Jagat Ram.

"It definitely is a matter of jubilation for them and their families. But it also marks a milestone for our frontline warriors, giving them a reassurance, a reiteration of faith that their incessant efforts can help their patients can win this battle of COVID-19.

"With this increased pace of recoveries, we hope to continue to send off other patients as well to their homes soon," he said.

Detailing about the issues in treating COVID-19 patients with co-morbid conditions, G. D. Puri, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, said, "Treating COVID-19 patients along with co-morbid conditions is a huge challenge for the treating team due to compromised immunity owing to other ailments.

Expressing their gratitude to PGIMER, recovered people shared their sentiments as one of them summed up on their behalf: "When I came to know I was diagnosed with COVID-19, I was initially angry and frustrated but later became very hopeless and my morale was extremely low.

"But the medical team here at PGIMER not only treated and cured me, but they also kept my spirits also very high with their constant motivation."

"We are deeply indebted and owe our recovery to PGIMER team only," the recovered people said in unison as they settled in their home-bound ambulances.

Though discharged from the PGIMER, the cured patient will be home quarantined for 14 days as per the standard protocol to be followed by all Covid-19 patients. IANS

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