93 Years and Counting

Sneha Lata Saha is a 93-year-old woman hailing from Narayanganj. Around the second week of June, she started feeling weak, and experienced bouts of fever. Her grandson Tirtho was extremely worried, and he had good reason to be because a pandemic was raging around the world and his grandmother has been classified as the most vulnerable under the elderly citizens’ demography. Therefore, when he heard about SAJIDA Narayanganj Hospital, he immediately brought her to the facility to seek doctor’s consultation.

Upon admittance to SAJIDA Hospital, she was diagnosed positive for COVID-19. Her health began to deteriorate at an alarming rate; her oxygen requirement increased to 8L/min, which was beyond the capacity of the semi-critical unit, upon further assessment she was shifted to the ICU for critical care.
However, she was reluctant to shift to the ICU as she had seen few critical patients being released from the semi-critical ward, fully recovered.

After a few board meetings between management and doctors, it was decided that she would receive treatment in the semi-critical ward. Through thorough monitoring, and sincere care it was possible to successfully treat Ms. Sneha Lata Saha outside the critical ward. She and her grandson were overwhelmed by the empathy, care and quality of care she received throughout her treatment of COVID-19, before she left the hospital, she had this to say.

“Till the day I die, I shall remember the care I have received here. Everyone treated me like their mother and always checked up on me. I don’t have words to express my gratitude to them. All I can do is pray for them.”