Kendrapara, Sept 21 (LocalWire): A 92-year-old senior lawyer from Kendrapara, Sachitananda Mohanty, has defeated the deadly COVID-19 and has been discharged from Ashwini Hospital, Cuttack after battling the virus for 13 days.
He has become the oldest person from the district to beat coronavirus.
The doctors and the hospital staff cheered as nonagenarian Sachitananda Mohanty walked out of the hospital. It was quite an emotional scene at the send-off as Mohanty walked towards the exit amid rousing claps.
Mohanty had tested positive on September 7, at his house in Kendrapara, following which he was admitted to the COVID care center at Ashwini hospital at Cuttack.
“I think I emerged victorious from this ordeal due to my strong willpower. The doctors took good care of me. One should not be afraid of the disease and follow whatever the government and the doctors are telling you to do,” said Sachitananda Mohanty.
He urged people to stay indoors to protect themselves from the infection.
“My father is a voracious reader and every evening he spends three hours in the 122-year-old Diamond Jubilee Public Library at Kendrapara.
After the end of the lockdown period, he started going to the library and got infected with COVID-19. Now the doctors have advised him to stay in the house,” said Debadas Mohanty, a lawyer and son of Sachitananda.