Staff of the COVID Care centre take care of 87-year-old woman, Wahengbam Shakhi Devi. (Photo/ANI)
Staff of the COVID Care centre take care of 87-year-old woman, Wahengbam Shakhi Devi. (Photo/ANI)

Manipur: COVID-positive octogenarian abandoned by family, rescued by district medical staff

ANI | Updated: Jul 23, 2021 13:56 IST


Kakching (Manipur) [India], July 23 (ANI): Abandoned by her family after contracting COVID-19, an 87-year-old woman in Manipur's Kaching district has been taken in by doctors and staff of the district health society on humanitarian grounds.
Wahengbam Shakhi Devi from Hiyanglam was admitted to a temporary isolation ward-cum-Covid Care Centre at Kakching Higher Secondary School on June 16. She had very low oxygen saturation and could barely walk.
She was immediately put on oxygen support was given extra care by the doctors and nurses deployed at the Centre.

According to Dr Moirangthem Arun, Medical in Charge of the district Covid Care Centre, none of the octogenarian's family members have reached out to her yet.
"When she was found Covid-19 positive, no one from her family came forward to take care of her and she was left alone at her residence. Her condition was in a bad shape, and was not able to eat or walk by herself," Arun told ANI.

He added, "When we heard about her, the staff and doctor of this Covid Care Centre went to pick her up from her residence and admitted her here. They have been taking special care of her."
Devi's condition has improved considerably, and she no longer needs oxygen support. She can now sit and eat by herself, thanks to the help and support from the good samaritans. (ANI)

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