Maharashtra: Nonagenarian from Beed defeats COVID-19 twice
At a time when the COVID-19 toll in Maharashtra is witnessing an upward trend, a 90-year-old man from the Beed district in Maharashtra has beaten the deadly COVID-19 infection twice and is living to tell the tale of his survival. The nonagenarian has attributed his recovery to clean habits, a healthy lifestyle, and a positive attitude.
He contracted COVID-19 in November 2020 for the first time
Pandurang Atmaram Aglave (Adaskar), a resident of Adas, first contracted COVID-19 in November 2020 and managed to recover after undergoing treatment for 10 days at a government facility in Kej. Speaking about his fight against COVID-19, Aglave said, "When I contracted the infection for the first time, the severity of it was less. However, the road to recovery wasn't easy the second time around."
Aglave tested COVID-19 positive again earlier this month
When Aglave tested positive again earlier this month, he was admitted to a COVID-19 center in Lokhandi Sawargaon of Ambajogai and was discharged after five days, only to be rushed to Swami Ramanand Teerth Medical College's facility, from where he was discharged on April 17.
My father leads a disciplined lifestyle: Aglave's son
"My father's high-resolution computerized tomography score was 18 when he got infected the second time and it took him a little longer to recover. But thankfully, he leads a disciplined lifestyle and has no comorbid conditions till now," Aglave's son Vishnu said. Revealing the secret to beating the disease, Aglave said, "Youngsters today are easily turning toward addictions and don't exercise to keep fit."
I walk regularly, have always lived a stress-free life: Aglave
"I go for walks regularly and have lived a stress-free life, which has helped me a great deal," Aglave said. Even as patients kept dying of the disease in the hospital, Aglave managed to stay positive. "I was given oxygen but I did not take any stress and concentrated on my health and diet," he added.
Aglave's positive attitude had an impact on the medical staff
Aglave's positive attitude had an impact on doctors and medical staff who treated him at Swami Ramanand Teerth Medical College. "There were few patients who boosted the morale of medical staff. Aglave was mentally strong, which helped him defeat the illness. I often spent an extra 10 minutes with him when he was undergoing treatment here," said Dr. Siddhershwar Birajdar, the hospital's COVID-19 in-charge.