A 59 year old man was discharged from Sola civil hospital on Friday as he tested negative of the deadly virus 113 days after his admission. Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel went to the hospital and felicitated the patient who went home later.
Talking to media at Sola civil hospital Patel said, “59 year old Davendra Parmar is resident of Dholka, an adjoining town of Ahmedabad city. Had he been to other hospitals the bill for his treatment would have been not less than Rs 30 lakh. But, we have made all his treatment fee of cost and nothing has been charged from him.”
“I also congratulate the entire staff of the Sola civil hospital for working industriously to bring health back to Devendrabhai. I appreciate their efforts and dedication,” he added.
Indumati, Parmar’s wife told media, “had my husband been kept in private hospital, I would not have come back home healthy. But doctors here have really worked hard to save him and I really thank him and the state government.”
Dr. Pina Soni, superintendent of hospital, Dr. Nitin Vora, dean of GMERS and other medical staff with nursing staff remained present to bid adieu to Devendra Parmar.
On 26 August Parmar was diagnosed covid positive through rapid test as he was suffering from cold and fever. Later, even in RT-PCR test he was found positive. Initially, he took treatment in a private hospital but later was shifted to Sola civil hospital on August 28.