Amaira Khan a 10 months old girl from South Delhi is suffering from COVID-19. Her parents kept running hither and thither to get the infant admitted in a hospital.
As in Delhi, Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire, by far, total registered and confirmed cases in Delhi are 44,688 (as per recent updates). Out of which, 16500 have recovered and 1837 already died.
Amaira Khan, the infant, started showing symptoms of pneumonia a few days back due to which parents admitted her in hospital. Doctors cured her pneumonia in a day but her COVID-19 test came positive after that the hospital released the baby and suggested the parents admit her in a hospital treating covid-19.
The infant was taken from one hospital to another to get a bed but couldn’t arrange one. At last, a hospital in South Delhi named Holy family which runs on the charitable trust as conveyed by the patient’s family got ready to admit the baby with terms and conditions.
They demanded 20,000INR per day for 45 days and the time duration being non-negotiable. The hospital has a condition of the fixed time-period which they conveyed before treating. As the parents objected because they didn’t have this large amount to spend, the hospital refused to admit the baby and was taken back to her home.
Not just Amaira is getting her treatment at home, similarly most of the people from Delhi are self-isolating themselves.
That’s why I used the word ‘registered cases’ because I recently got to know that people in Delhi are taking consultation from local clinics and family doctors, taking the medicines as suggested by them. They are also avoiding COVID-19 test just to avoid society and family from panicking.
This is actually working as people are getting cured with local medicines and homemade treatments. Still I urge everybody to consult doctor, follow protocols and do not be your own doctor.
As one of the patients from Delhi said, the doctor claimed that he had cured even a 80 years old woman.
Common Medications prescribed by doctors to Covid patients.
Doctors are advising to take hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine medicines, vitamins, Calpol, Paracetamol, multivitamins, ORS, salt-water.
These medicines are recommended by family doctors in Delhi.
But it’s not possible to store every kind of drug as the doctors are treating patients depending on case to case basis, as studies show they are using anti-clotting drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, drugs used to treat stroke. Also, you need an expert’s observation which can be done in a hospital.
To boost your immunity, doctors are advising to have amla, turmeric water or milk as well.
Try to take a protein-rich diet, involve curd, turmeric, basil leaves, beans and green vegetables.
Even in one of my blogs, I have shared precautions in details.
This is not the first case in Delhi, similar cases have been reported by far where patients are refused by the hospitals forcing them to self-treating themselves.
I will say, entire India is dealing with the same where some patients are getting cured by home remedies and medicines suggested by family doctors, condition of a few patients are getting worse and when they are hospitalized at phase 3, the patient is already suffering from hyperinflammatory phase.
Hyper inflammatory phase occurs when a hyperactivated immune system has already damaged the liver, kidney, lungs or other organs and body parts. Along with that ‘cytokine storm’ might also occur.
Cytokine storm: In this situation, the patient’s own body starts to act on its own tissues.
In this stage, a patient is kept on ventilator but then there is a lesser chance to get cured. That is why there are fewer recovery chances of ventilated patients.
As per the family doctors, phase 1 and 2 can be cured at home. But then, in some situations, as I have read, phase 2 and 3 are overlapping with each other. The pulmonary phase ( phase 2) the immune system is already highly affected by the virus and a patient can experience respiratory symptoms like shortness of breath, persistent cough and low oxygen levels. Hence, it’s my personal advice to get your tests done and try to admit in a hospital if any patient or family member is experiencing the same symptom.
By far, we don’t have a proper drug to cure COVID-19 patients. Scientists all over the world are trying to invent vaccination and are working day and night to help the world and restore it again.
In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.Amit Ray