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Goa: Doctors Hugs Recovered Coronavirus Patient As Parting Guesture A Message To The Society
The doctor also said that many COVID-19 patients who came to the hospital from Mangor Hill area were in a bad health condition.
Goa: Doctors Hugs Recovered Coronavirus Patient As Parting Gesture A Message To The Society
New Delhi: A doctor at a hospital in Goa for the treatment of coronavirus has been giving a warning send-ff to the recovered patients by hugging them to send across a message to the society to accept these people ad not to ostracise them.
Dr. Edwin Gomes is the medical department head of the Goa Medical College, who led a team of doctors at the Margao-based ESI hospital for the treatment of coronavirus patients, has hugged almost 190 patients t the time of their discharge in the last three months.
Dr. Gomes back home after 98 days of duty at the hospital, told PTI, "I hug all the patients when they are discharged after testing negative."
The doctor said that this is his way of sending across a message to everybody to not reject these patients, whom he termed as "COVID angels".
Further, the doctor said that the "Their plasma can be used to treat other Covid-19 patients as they have the antibodies, adding that the recovered patients are the best persons to share their health experience with others.
Dr. Gomes on his experience of treating coronavirus cases, said that there is a symptom called the "shortness of breath"
"If one misses that and goes into the breathlessness phase, then it becomes difficult to save the person. One must seek medical help when there is shortness of breath, which these people (recovered patients) know, he explained.
Also, he lauded a patient, who after recovering from the infection helped other patients in the hospital.
"After recovering, this patient from Mangor Hill (a COVID hotspot in Vasco town of Goa) helped other patients by feeding them, putting the bedpan. He was like a nurse. If some patient had a query, he would answer, he said.
Also, Mr. Gomes said that such kind of people could be roped in to work at the coronavirus care centers set up by the state government.
According to the doctor, many coronavirus patients who came to the hospital from the Mangor Hill area were in a bad health condition.
"At least 25 percent of the patients from Mangor Hill has got a second life," he added. PTI
(With Inputs from PTI)