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88 years old Qatari man recovers from Covid-19


Thursday، 28 May 2020 09:54 PM

An 88-year-old Qatari man has recovered from Covid-19 and was discharged from the Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital (HMGH), the Hamad Medical Corporation said on Thursday.

The man is believed to be the oldest person in Qatar who has recovered from Covid-19.

He spent 11 days at HMGH, where he was admitted in mid-May with Covid-19 and a fractured femur (thigh bone).

"His recovery is not only a tangible example of the high-quality care provided by HMC, but also a tale of how dangerous the coronavirus can be, especially to the most vulnerable members of our community," the HMC said in a statement.

The man has been transferred to Rumailah Hospital where he will continue to receive treatment, including physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

"Thank God the patient has recovered from his Covid-19 diagnosis in addition to a fracture in his thigh bone. Our teams here at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital performed the necessary surgery to repair his femur and we also treated him for Covid-19. He has been discharged from our hospital and will now continue his recovery and receive physiotherapy at Rumailah Hospital," said Hussein Abdulaziz al-Ishaq, executive director of HMGH.

Al-Ishaq said major efforts are being made to treat Covid-19 infected people according to an integrated treatment system under the supervision of HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari, and Chair of the Covid-19 System-Wide Incident Command Committee (SWICC) at HMC, Dr Saad al-Kaabi, and Medical Director of the National Centre for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) and a member of SWICC, Dr Mohamed Salem.

The son of an 88-year-old Qatari man who recovered from Covid-19 receives a memento from the medical staff of Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital. He visited the hospital to personally thank the team who cared for his father.

He said patients are HMC diagnosed with Covid-19 are receiving world-class care.

The patient’s family expressed their appreciation for the team at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, with the man’s son visiting the hospital earlier today to personally thank the team who cared for his father.

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