The three were even given homeopathic consultations and they said this should be given to patients in both civil and private hospitals. He said, “I was given homeopathic medicine at the civil hospital and I feel it helped us all in our speedy recovery. Homeopathy can be made an integral part of the treatment process as it can prevent symptoms and help faster recovery. Even anxiety part was taken care to some extent. Homeopathy is effective and no doubt it has helped us recover better.”
TNN | May 13, 2020, 07.31 AM IST
57-year-old district mandi officer (DMO), her 35-year-old daughter, who is posted as block development panchayat officer (BDPO) at Doraha, and her 35-year-old son-in-law serving in food department, who were discharged from the civil hospital after recovery from Covid 19, feel that there was unnecessary panic associated with the quarantine of positive patients. The three had a word with the chief minister on May 2, which acted as a morale booster.
The DMO said, “I thank Punjab government for taking proactive steps in dealing with Covid-19 and we are now ready to volunteer with the administration to be put on any duty regarding any arrangements for Covid patients.”
Jasbir Kaur (DMO) told TOI, “Undue panic is associated with Covid-19 in terms of isolation and contact tracing. I feel this can be controlled if home quarantine is allowed. The central government’s discharge policy should be immediately implemented as it gives a fixed timeline for patient to go home. When I was in another hospital, I was panicky as I was all alone and that had affected me mentally. With home quarantine, people will get relaxed and will not be affected psychologically as one has to wait for days for two tests to come negative with delays in reports.”
Talking about the civil hospital, she added, “I had a much better experience at the civil hospital than at the private one. At the civil hospital, at least one can see other patients and does not feel panicky. Proper distance and hygiene are maintained and it is not a bad option for asymptomatic patients.” Her daughter Navdeep Kaur said, “I got myself admitted at the civil hospital and later called my mother over here. I really want to thank district administration for professional and up to the mark arrangements for Covid-19 patients at the civil hospital, including all doctors and staff who were very cooperative and supportive throughout.” While praising about the amenities, she said, “From television to AC arrangements, Covid-19 ward is well equipped.
The DMO’s son-in-law Prabhjot Singh said, “Fitness is the key and we should not fear coronavirus. We took precautions and none of our contacts have tested positive.Contact tracing is being done in a fearful and haphazard way. In fact, our relatives in other districts were also called up and questioned despite we telling them that they were not in contact with us. People should donate in hospitals rather than donating money to religious institutions in providing healthy diet to the poor patients.”
The three were even given homeopathic consultations and they said this should be given to patients in both civil and private
He said, “I was given homeopathic medicine at the civil hospital and I feel it helped us all in our speedy recovery. Homeopathy
can be made an integral part of the treatment process as it can prevent symptoms and help faster recovery. Even anxiety part
was taken care to some extent. Homeopathy is effective and no doubt it has helped us recover better.”
Senior medical officer Dr Geeta Kataria said, “The decision to discharge has been taken after their latest samples also tested negative. However, it took nearly 25 to 18 days to receive two consecutive negative results. They all will be now under home quarantine till May 26.” The 57- year-old had tested positive on April 17 after she was in contact with ACP Anil Kohli, who later succumbed to the disease. Later, her daughter and son-in-law had tested positive.