Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, May 14: Eleven members of a family including a child living at Kottara here were infected by coronavirus. But none of them gave up positive attitude, consumed food and medicine as advised by the doctors, and have fully recovered.
Rajgopal Rai (58), and his wife Poornima (54), along with two children and seven guests including a child were infected. Initially, Rajgopal suffered from fever and got tests done as per the advice of the family physician. By then, the others too got infected and the family relied heavily on liquid diet at the advice of the doctor. Poornima not only gave advice to others but also frequently sought the doctor's advice. The family followed the diet of plenty of water, lemon juice, fruits, egg etc.
Poornima (left) and the family at Yadamoge
The family members feel that going to hospital immediately after the infection is confirmed exerts unnecessary pressure on the doctors and nurses and therefore, it is better to get doctor’s advice and get treated at home as far as possible. Poornima says she continuously instilled confidence among the others and kept on checking oxygen level through the oximeter. She says that liquid diet provides very good results in case of infection.
In another incident, all the nine members of a family living in Yadamoge, a backward hamlet in Kundapur taluk, have proved that corona can be subdued if the infected people remain at home and get medical care with doctor’s advice. Sridhar Yadiyal (67), his wife, Indumathi (62) and other members of the family have provided hope to hundreds that corona can be conquered. Two children aged less than ten were among those who were infected but have since returned to good health.
The family, after one of them tested positive on April 29, took medicines as per the doctor's advice, continued to check oxygen level through the pulse oximeter, consume nutritious food apart from hot concoction (Kashaya) and other home remedies.
The family believes that it is important to face the diseases with determination and confidence. "We stayed together and unitedly won the fight. Rather than worrying over infection, it is better to think with clear mind what should be done. We remained at home, got treated, and followed the food diet as advised. We always remained happy and that was the secret of our recovery," Sridhar Yadiyal said.