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Mother, twin kids survive COVID-19 attack

Was toughest time for me; Doctors, nurses made all the difference, am highly grateful: Poonam Sharma


KISHTWAR:  The daily COVID figures might be disheartening but if one looks closely, there is always a ray of hope somewhere. Here is a story of Poonam Sharma from Panditgam Kishtwar who along with her twin kids recently recovered from COVID and is already back home.


While narrating her story Poonam said, on 8th of May 2021, she started feeling slightly warm with a gritty throat, cold and felt drained.


“I spoke to my husband about the same and we both decided to take COVID-19 voluntary as a mobile Van for testing arrived in our village Panditgam. I tested positive and my husband’s was negative, we immediately consulted a doctor and I declared self-isolation as a precaution.”


But unfortunately the next day one of my Kids (05yr old) suffered from fever, vomiting and his pulse rate started racing, my husband immediately took him to hospital where necessary tests were conducted besides doctors also did COVID-19 test and my kid was confirmed positive.


On 11th of May, Poonam Sharma and her kid were admitted in COVID Care District Hospital Kishtwar for 04 days. After getting asymptomatic we were discharged from district hospital Kishtwar for further self-isolation at home.


Meanwhile, the tests of all other family members of Poonam Sharma were taken and her mother- in- law and other kid also tested positive with no symptoms and they have been advised for home isolation by doctors.


Poonam Sharma stated that, “It was very tough time for me because I love to spend most of the time with my kids but we were isolated in Hospital but the doctors and nurses were just phenomenal. They used to come to us for a regular checkup, prescribe medications, proper diet plan, besides they provided us oxymeter, COVID kit also. “They treated us like a family, not a patient. Their comfort and passion helped me get through one of the toughest times of my life,” she said happily.


In times like these, it’s important to focus on the things we can control and try to remain optimistic—not to live in fear, but to take care of yourself and the people around you. -she further maintained.


She appealed general public, don’t take covid lightly, and protect their children and if one finds a slightest symptom go for voluntary COVID 19 test which is free of cost to get necessary treatment.


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