At 90, Beed man beats Covid 2nd time in 6 mths | Aurangabad News | #elderly | #seniors | #execrise
Aurangabad: Pandurang Aglawe-Adaskar, known as Comrade Aglawe in and around his native village of Adas in Beed district, has won the battle against Covid-19 twice in the last six months.
What has left Aglawe’s family and the villagers awe-struck is the fact that he has emerged victorious at the age of 90 and is raring to go.
“I did not allow the Covid-19 positive reports and dipping saturation levels to bring down my confidence level. I boosted myself with positive thoughts, healthy diet and timely medication,” Aglawe told TOI.
The nonagenarian, who still does not require spectacles to read newspapers, has a piece of advice for today’s youth: Shun unhealthy lifestyle and addiction to vices like tobacco and drugs.
Aglawe, who had first tested positive for the contagion in November last year, said recovery then was comparatively difficult as saturation level had dropped to 87% and RT-PCR score was 18.
The elderly man’s son Vishnu (53), a Zilla Parishand teacher, told TOI that his friend had tested positive for Covid-19 in November, following which he got himself tested and the report came out positive.
“My entire family was screened and my father was found Covid-19 positive, following which we were admitted to the Pisegaon-based Covid facility in Kej taluka of Beed district for 10 days and discharged after recovery,” said Vishnu.
The health-conscious elderly comrade, who wakes up early in the morning for a walk, said, the second time he tested positive was on April 3. “I was immediately admitted to the Lokhandi Savargaon-based Covid facility and recovered from the disease within seven days and discharged.”
However, Aglawe’s started feeling breathless on on April 13. His son took him to the Ambajogai-based Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Government Medical College, where his saturation was found at 87% and RT-PCR was 18. He was put on oxygen support for five days before being discharged on April 17.
Siddheshwar Birajdar, who treated the elderly man at the facility, confirmed that he had tested Covid-19 positive twice in the last six months. “Aglawe showed immense positive attitude and such things result in the release of positive hormones and eventually helped him fight the infection more effectively,” he added.
Incidentally, Aglawe has not been vaccinated yet.