Centenarian beats Covid in Assam
Her age may have posed a challenge but 100-year-old Mai Handique’s battle against Covid-19 was won by her positivity, doctors said on Thursday.
Handique, Assam’s oldest Covid-19 patient, was discharged from the Mahendra Mohan Chowdhury Hospital in Guwahati on Wednesday, they said. A resident of the Mothers’ Old Age Home, she was admitted to the hospital 10 days ago after testing positive for Covid-19. The doctors and nurses who were treating her held a small celebration before she was discharged.
Handique, who was beaming with excitement, joined the party singing several Assamese songs in her full-throated voice. Handique, called Aita (grandma) by all at the hospital, told reporters that she enjoyed her stay and the food. “We were given fish or meat on most of the days while egg and banana were given daily. We were also given ‘ruti-bhaji’ (chapatis and vegetables) which I enjoyed the most,” she said.
She also thanked all those who treated her, saying, “The girls (the nurses) and the doctors took very good care.”