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Kandivali’s Vora Family beats Covid-19: Only the 2nd Octogenarian couple in India to get discharged

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Four Members of Vora Family from Kandivali, West (Mumbai) namely Atul, Vijay, Ramanlal bhai and Ramaben Vora have successfully defeated Coronavirus returning home from three different facilities they were admitted at. In one of the rare instances, the whole family with a median age between 52 to 87 years were successfully discharged showing the great immunity of Indians compared to people from the foreign countries. Atul Vora, a social activist himself often ends up fighting many noble causes alone since many years and seems like he has defeated Coronavirus too all by himself.

Ramanlal Vora (87) and Ramaben (81) both 80+ are only the 2nd octogenarian couple in India after a couple from Kerala recently got discharged in May who were both 80+ yrs. Its also notable to mention that, Ramanlal Vora even at the age of 87 has no blood pressure, diabetes or any other ailments so does any other members of the family who have no other problems. Ramanbhai is considered to be one of the fittest senior citizens in the locality & even at the age of 87, before lockdown, he would come down, take a walk daily, smile to anyone who would pass by him, go to the market & get his tasks done all by himself. His personal hygiene, personality, mental willpower and fitness at this age is not only inspiring but also motivating.

Atul Vora, shared with is the first time our family has required any hospitalization for any ailment. The treatment given to my parents at Sevenhills Hospital was really satisfactory.

However, I would like to clarify that it was not BMC which shifted my parents to Sevenhills, it was with the help of  our relative Paresh Parekh (Youngest Son Vijay Vora’s Brother in-law), we were able to admit our parents at Sevenhills Hospital, Marol, Andheri. It was also because of his constant efforts, Vijay Vora was later shifted from Cooper to Sevenhills Hospital. The doctors and support staff really treated well, they also ensured timely detailed updates to our relatives every alternate days. He also believed that it was the support staff’s constant endeavor to keep them engaged with physical activities which helped them to remain in a better health. He further shared that he has no complaints when it comes to treatment at the BKC Facility (where he was admitted) but his only feedback was about the ventilation, fire exit and limited toilets & bathrooms between too many patients in the ward, he further added, there were very less and tiny exhaust fans (a ratio of one small fan for 5 bathrooms which made it quite hot and humid)”

______________________ would  further like to educate that Coronavirus is just a normal disease (just more infectious) which 80% of healthy humans won’t even realize that it has come and gone. Very soon in near future, it will be a part of our lives just like any another diseases like fever, dengue or malaria. In most of the wards where patients are admitted, it’s like a hostel where patients are sharing mobile numbers, making new friends, doing activities like drawing, sketching or even playing cricket or ordering food online and working on laptop. Yes many patients also recall dead bodies being taken away wrapped in plastic but that is just one of the part of the safety protocols and when you are admitted in a hospital, you are mentally prepared for all that and stop fearing about all that.

The unnecessary stigma attached with Coronavirus patients is really uncalled for, yes it’s infectious but there are many dangerous diseases like Cancer, Dengue and Pneumonia which are causing more deaths in India everyday. It is very important to give respect, be courteous and be helpful towards the Covid-19 patients. Even the Government has strictly condemned the public from being hostile towards the patients (active or discharged).

Amidst all the negativity which is surrounded at present, there are also lots of positives everyday with recovery rate in Mumbai now at 52.47% and mortality rate coming down to 2.7%. Major laboratories and doctors have shared that Mumbai has reached their peak and by July end, the curve may start to flatten wherein the number of discharged patients will be more, number of admits will decrease and so will be the number of deaths which will come down drastically.

However, it goes without saying:

  • We have to stay hygienic as much as possible.
  • Wear mask whenever you venture out.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands everyday everytime.
  • Avoid touching people when outside your house.
  • Not to throw any dry or wet garbage on roads.
  • Throw every form of garbage in dustbins.
  • Clean your house daily atleast once a day.
  • Avoid smoking and alchohol, as it increases the risk of getting affected by 36 to 40%
  • Help senior citizens and educate them about their safety




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