Good News: Infant receives new life after surviving snakebite and COVID-19
Kannur: One-and-half-year-old child from Panathur received a new lease of life after she survived COVID-19 and a snakebite. The infant reached home after 11 days of treatment in Kannur Government Medical College. The little girl was brought to the hospital in critical condition following snakebite on July 21 midnight.
The family of the child, who returned from Bihar, was under quarantine in their residence at Panathur. She was bitten by a Russel’s viper when she opened one of the windows of the house. The girl was taken to the hospital by CPM leader Jinil Mathew. She tested positive for COVID-19 in the test that was done during her treatment.
The child was transferred to a hospital ward from ICU once she regained her health. She left the hospital on Sunday after she recovered from the snakebite and also from COVID-19. The World Health Organization had stated that it is really difficult to treat a child under 10 years of age infected with COVID-19 . Earlier, a 10 month- old baby and a two-year- old child recovered from COVID-19 after being treated at Kannur Medical College hospital.
The child’s treatment was led by a group of doctors led by pediatrician Dr. MTP Mohammed. The doctors stated that Jinil Mathew’s bravery in taking the child to the hospital at the earliest, even though the family was under quarantine, played an important role in saving her life.