Former Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki will be discharged on Thursday from the hospital, 101 days after he was admitted for COVID-19 treatment. Solanki’s battle with COVID-19 is believed to be one of the longest in the state.
During his treatment, Bharatsinh Solanki had been on a ventilator for 51 days. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 22. Initially, he had been treated at a private hospital in Vadodara but later moved to CIMS in Ahmedabad.
He had been under treatment at CIMS since June 30.
What Bharatsinh Solanki said
Bharatsinh Solanki said his recovery was something akin to a miracle for him. “If you test positive, trust yourself and battle the disease, also follow the advice of doctors,” said Solanki.
When Bharatsinh Solanki was moved to CIMS he had high blood pressure, kidney ailments as well as extreme difficulty in breathing.
By the time he had been moved to CIMS, the infection had already spread to his lungs and he had to be put on a ventilator for 51 days.
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He continued to battle difficulty in breathing and low levels of oxygen in his blood.
Doctors said Solanki’s treatment has been a challenge as it presented many roadblocks but it was learning which will help them treat other such complicated cases in a better way.
Other Congress leaders who tested positive
Some of the other MLAs who have tested positive for the disease include Petlad Congress MLA Niranjan Patel and Jamalpur MLA Imran Khedawala. Other Congress MLAs to test positive are Chirag Kalariya, Geniben Thakor, Kanti Kharadi among others.
Former Congress Ahmedabad city president Chetan Raval and another leader Maulin Vaishnav also tested positive. But all of them recovered quickly.
Bharatsinh Solanki had tested positive two days after the Rajya Sabha polls. Jamjodhpur MLA Chirag Kalariya of Congress has also successfully battled the disease.
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