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Mumbai Doctor Jalil Parkar Calls His Fight Against COVID-19 As ‘Defeating Death’

Dr Jalil Parkar who has recovered from COVID-19 believes he would not have got cured if his colleagues wouldn’t have taken care of him

Mumbai Doctor Jalil Parkar Calls His Fight Against COVID-19 As 'Defeating Death'
Highlights
  • Dr Jalil Parkar is one of the frontline warriors, fighting COVID-19
  • Dr Jalil Parkar was working towards treating COVID-19 patients in Mumbai
  • Dr Parkar was sent to the ICU after he was tested COVID-19 positive

Mumbai: Jalil Parkar, a 62-year-old doctor who has treated many famous personalities that include Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray to actor Dilip Kumar, is now a COVID-19 survivor and said that he came with face to face with death during his fight against the infection. Speaking to ANI, Dr Parkar said that he had treated more than 200 COVID-19 patients here at Lilavati Hospital. One day, he suddenly started having a severe backache as there was no fever and no breathlessness. But after a few days, his health started to deteriorate.

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The administrators of Lilavati Hospital sent an ambulance. Immediately at my place, I got a CT scan and I was sent to the ICU after I was tested COVID-19 positive which later had an effect on my appetite, taste buds and sense of smell, he said.

Dr Parkar’s wife also tested positive for the coronavirus as well. But he said that he had to stay strong and did not want “to give up”.

I saw my wife too was tested positive and admitted next to me in the same hospital but I was fully aware that I have to be strong and do not want to give up because if I gave up then, who will look after my wife and my family. I was scared because the experience is totally different when you treat others and when you tested positive, he said.

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Dr Parkar further added,

Maut ke munh se baahar aaya hun’ (I escaped death). I would not have got cured if my colleague doctors have not given their support and medicine time after time with proper care.

“One of my colleague doctors, who treated me, also tested COVID-19 positive and was admitted as well. What the doctor does is a valuable job and one must give incentives to doctors as they work very hard,” he said further.

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Stressing on the stigmas associated with COVID-19 patients once recovered from the virus, he said that the positive patients are seen as untouchable and those who think like that must be punished as it gives a wrong message to the society.

I was also seen in the same way but I am well capable of teaching them a lesson, he said.

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World

24,20,23,922Cases
20,36,06,535Active
3,34,95,808Recovered
49,21,579Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,20,23,922 and 49,21,579 have died; 20,36,06,535 are active cases and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 4:33 am.

India

3,41,27,450 18,454Cases
1,78,831 733Active
3,34,95,808 17,561Recovered
4,52,811 160Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,27,450 confirmed cases including 4,52,811 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,78,831 and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,96,645 1,825

29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

26,90,633 1,170

14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,810 523

5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,058 11

112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

15,82,813 867

7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

7,26,036 3

30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,936 110

1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

1,15,207 741

10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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