One particular of the 83 folks who has recovered from the coronavirus disorder, has advised Ghanaians who do not think in the training and prevention strategies on the virus to have a renewed frame of mind.
According to Fred Drah, the virus is not only true but fatal and thus, have to be taken very seriously.
“Covid-19 is authentic. Coronavirus is actual. So be sure to, check out and obey the lockdown and all other issues remaining explained in the media. Allow us check out and obey them. When I experienced it, inside the shortest time, my throat will be dry I had to just take drinking water repeatedly. Covid-19 is serious,” he reported.
Sharing his expertise at a push briefing held by the Info Ministry on Thursday April 16, the father of 4 said, he noted at the La Polyclinic with an irregular temperature, a sore throat that still left his throat regularly dry and a headache.
According to him, it was the treatment presented by health professionals and nurses at the Ga East Municipal Medical center exactly where he was put in isolation, that saved his daily life.
“It was when the ambulance came to choose me from the residence that I observed myself dying. This is only since of the details out there. I had listened to that when you are attacked by this virus within two to 3 days, you will be useless and absent. I noticed my spouse and young children crying seriously. I experienced hardly ever sat in an ambulance ahead of. It was a really awful minute for me.
“At the facility, the medical practitioners were afraid of me, so have been the nurses but in simple fact, medical doctors and the nurses at where I went, I will give them 95%. They did incredibly perfectly, really very well. The medical professionals did a pretty great career. The kind of meals I ate more than there, I do not eat that at household. It was generally shipped on time. The medical doctors ended up quite great and they helped me to go as a result of it until I recovered and was discharged.”
Touching on the stigmatisation endured by his spouse and children just after he came back residence, Mr. Drah explained his spouse and youngsters have been at the even worse close.
According to him, following granting a several interviews on the two radio and tv to teach men and women on the virus and its implication, residents in his community observed out about his ordeal and refused to affiliate with his spouse and children.
He explained whilst his young children were mocked, his spouse was generally refused company every time she went out to obtain foodstuff.
He pleaded with Ghanaians to be additional sympathetic and comprehension as the virus simply cannot be contracted when all well being suggestions like social distancing, washing of palms with cleaning soap underneath operating drinking water and use of hand sanitisers are adopted.
“I arrived house on Sunday and was informed by the psychologist to keep indoors, but after certain interviews that I did, my spouse will go to town and by the time she will come back again she will be crying. If she desires to acquire a little something, they will generally say it’s not obtainable. I went out to barber my hair and the gentleman instructed me to wait around for him but hardly ever returned.
“I know my status now, you do not even know your standing so I ought to fairly be preventing people today not the other way round. I examined unfavorable two times, what about you? The stigma was way too substantially, thank God my little ones were being robust.
“Stay favourable with any one who has tested good. Really encourage them, really do not compound their woes. Be sort to them,” he added.