Covid-19 Survivor stories: Mr Rajesh Sawant recalls a tumultuous time fighting the dreaded Coronavirus and how he finally won his battle against it
04 September 2020
We thank our customer Mr Rajesh Sawant for sharing his experience of battling Covid-19. We are sure his story will definitely give hope to the ones already undergoing treatment and motivate others to stay healthy and watchful of any symptoms.
“Never-before we had experienced a pandemic. The lock-down, work-from-home, or social distancing seemed very new, but we are adjusting to the ‘new-normal’ and getting on with life.
However, things took a different turn, when on 17th May, I woke up with a mild fever. I immediately consulted our family physician and was put on medication thereafter. Unfortunately, the fever did not subside, and lasted for 5-7 days, accompanied by dry cough.
A series of blood tests later, I was diagnosed with typhoid. But even this time, the medication was not effective in bringing down the fever or the symptoms.
After consulting the doctor one more time, I was advised to get tested for COVID-19. For me, it was just another test to rule out the infection from Coronavirus. However, the report came like a bolt from the blue! It was unexpected and shocking! My family and I were in a state of disbelieve when we got to know that I was tested COVID positive.
I was admitted in the Global Hospital on 27th May 2020 and was in the Intensive Care for almost 10 days.
Just when I was starting to feel better and regaining health and hope, another unfortunate news made its way - my family also contracted the virus! Their symptoms were mild, and they were admitted in the government hospital for further treatment.
But all throughout this tumultuous experience, there was one thing I was assured of and was stress-free about - my Mediclaim. My Max Bupa medical insurance covered my hospitalization and gave me assurance and support at the time I needed it the most.
My family members and I reunited after 21 days and are fit and healthy.
After recovering from COVID-19, I'm constantly working on making positive lifestyle changes, and being as healthy as I can be.
All I want to convey is that don’t panic if you notice symptoms; take help of the medical staff. And most importantly, invest in your and your family’s well-being. I strongly recommend Max Bupa as a perfect health partner for their seamless and quick service.”