As the coronavirus cases rise in the country, people who haven’t yet succumbed to it are getting more and more anxious. So, what will be better than to get a first-hand experience from a person who dealt with this infection? 

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A Twitter user from Mumbai by the name of Mithila Phadke shared with everyone her experience of when she contracted the disease to how everyone (including the authorities ) tried handling it. 

She started off by telling everyone how she lives in a 1BHK apartment with her sister and parents in Mumbai. Besides her father, who leaves the house once a week to get grocery, none of them goes out. 

Even though her father sanitized everything after coming home every time, somehow Mithila’s sister started showing typical Covid-19 symptoms on 18th May.    

Then the same happened to Mithila. In addition to the known symptoms, both the sisters lost their sense of taste. They took Crocin, hydrated themselves, took rest and called Metropolis Hospital near their place to get tested for coronavirus. After getting through the hospital, they were asked to submit the Covid-19 forms.

After the submission of the form, the hospital assured them that they’ll get in touch after 2 days, but that never happened. Meanwhile, their mother caught the symptoms. Imagine the amount of stress.   

After 2 days since the mother got the symptoms, the entire family (including the father) had it. However, in about 4-5 days since the submission of the forms the hospital got back to them and sent a technician for Covid-19 home tests. 

Now Mithila explained in detail how these coronavirus swab tests take place. There are two tests in total. 1. where the swab goes inside the mouth and 2. where it goes inside the nose. 

After the tests were done, the hospital assured them that they’ll get their test results by 2 days, but again, this was delayed. However, most of the symptoms were gone by that time and they got help from family friends and family doctors. 

Finally, after a lot of calls and taking care of themselves ‘by themselves’, the test results came by and showed that the entire family was Covid positive. However, it is a general precautionary method for BMC to send officials to sanitize the entire area and the house of Covid positive patients, but that never happened. 

The BMC landed at their place 4-5 days after the tests results and sanitized their place. By this time, all the family members had mostly recovered from symptoms. 

In another case of delayed work, the ward office called the family after this entire procedure was over. They asked for the family’s details and mostly asked them to stay quarantined at home for 14 days. They cited how they received the results late and according to paperwork one has to go with the flow. 

Now the question is – what if any of the family member was critically ill? What if others who are dealing with this virus weren’t as lucky as the Phadke family, but could have lost their lives just because there was a delay in government procedure?     

Hindustan Times

There could be hundreds or thousands of people who might be going out of their house with these symptoms because their tests results haven’t arrived yet. In any case, it is extremely important to be aware of one’s health and see if the symptoms start showing. Taking precaution is the best remedy as of now. 

H/T : Mithila Phadke