Age is just a number, 98-year-old war veteran and retired sepoy Ramu Laxman Sakpal proved the same after recently winning the battle against Covid-19. A resident of Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Sakpal was admitted to Naval Hospital Ship Asvini in a critical state and was diagnosed with Covid-19-induced pneumonia a few weeks ago. The Indian Navy said his condition was successfully managed which led to his recovery.
Sakpal was accorded a warm farewell at INHS Asvini. The facility is the primary naval healthcare centre for Covid-19 and looks after managing the care of serving and retiredCovid-19patients from the armed forces.
Sakpal is among India’s many elderly people who successfully managed to defeat the deadly contagion. Experts have said that the elderly population, especially those above 65 years of age, are more susceptible to contracting the virus.
Sepoy Ramu Laxman Sakpal (Retd) was accorded a warm farewell at INHS Asvini, the primary naval healthcare centre in the war against COVID-19 & managing the care of serving & retired COVID-19 patients from Navy, Army, Air Force & Coast Guard: Indian Navyhttps://t.co/2CwfjMdrlw
— ANI (@ANI)August 16, 2020
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