S’pore Covid-19 Patient Was In ICU For 2 Months & Spent 5 Weeks In Therapy

Singapore’s Covid-19 Case 42 – aka Mr Raju Sarker – has made a full & miraculous recovery in his battle with the virus.

And there’s no one more happy than his loved ones & the medical team at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) who’ve made this entire journey possible.

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In a heartwarming farewell tribute to one of their long-time Covid-19 patients, TTSH shared their elation at the migrant worker’s inspiring journey with their followers on Facebook.

Here’s the post on Saturday (27 Jun) in full.

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We summarise his dramatic road to recovery below.

Lost 24kg & spent 2 months in ICU

Mr Raju – a 39-year-old migrant worker from Bangladesh – had an ardous journey towards recovery, but a miraculous turnaround occurred although he was diagnosed early in February.

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According to The Straits Times (ST), he had “lost 24kg and came close to death a few times”.

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TTSH shares he had spent 2 months in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) & 5 weeks in therapy with a rehab team in his ardous road to recovery.

Stayed strong for his young wife & 3-month old son

As for what motivated him to continue fighting the battle for his health — a family back home awaited him, including a young wife who was “pregnant with their first child”.

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He’ll be looking forward to being reunited with his newborn son, who’ll be 3 months old by now, who’s birthday is on 30 Mar 2020.

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First meal of mutton curry after being discharged

Mr Raju’s wishes after getting discharged are simple.

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Enjoying “some mutton curry” as his first meal after being discharged would be first on his checklist, he shared with ST.

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A free man after 4 months in hospital

Now that Mr Raju’s a free man, here he is pictured walking out of the wards he had spent the better half of the year in.

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He also received a heartfelt card with numerous signatures, wishing him a “speedy recovery”.

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All the best to our Covid-19 patients

We’re extremely elated that Mr Raju remained resilient & that he has pulled through this difficult time, emerging stronger for his efforts.

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To all our remaining Covid-19 patients, the nation is rooting for you as well. We wish everyone a speedy recovery & that your time to be discharged will be just around the corner.

Featured image adapted from Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Facebook.