Chennai: Kauvery Hospital, a leading tertiary and multi-specialty hospital in Chennai successfully treated a 97 year old nonagenarian who had contracted the novel coronavirus.
Mr. KrishnaMurti A, currently one of India’s oldest covid-19 survivor till-date, was admitted at Kauvery Hospital on 30th May 2020, after being tested positive for covid-19. He presented himself with symptoms of fever, cough and mild breathlessness.
The patient also had other health ailments such as hypertension and coronary heart diseases, which complicated his health condition. He was provided with extra support of Oxygen on admission to help him in his breathing after which his fever reduced and his breathing also improved.
Speaking about the treatment, Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan, Senior Consultant – Infectious Diseases, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, said, “As one among the first private hospital to be designated for Covid-19 treatment, Kauvery Hospital has now successfully treated and discharged over 200 patients. Mr. KrishnaMurti is our oldest patient so far and it was truly a team’s effort in ensuring that his health condition remains stable through constant monitoring. Taking his case as an example, we wish to tell people to not to give in to the fear and lose hope. The fatality rate of Covid-19 is very low and we urge people to be positive and safe during these challenging times”