Vadodara: the positive baby introduces positivity among warriors

VADODARA: He is the youngest participant in the GMERS, Gotri Hospital. And so, when six-month-old Hussain was taken to the special pediatric ward behind ICU-3, everyone in attendance whispered a silent prayer for his well-being.

However, on the contrary, the baby has come like a ray of sunlight to the room, dissipating all negative vibrations. His sweet innocence has come as a breath of fresh air that brings smiles to weary faces, and indeed, many votes, Hussain has become a stress buster for them in times of crisis.

Hussain, who is asymptomatic, was referred to the hospital from the Halol community health center after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.

Hussain's grandfather and uncle had tested positive for Covid-19 previously. The grandfather who had been ill for a time was the first person to test positive in the family, followed by Uncle and then Hussain.

My nephew has no symptoms at all. It is hard to believe that you have been infected. Even the doctors are surprised by this. While three of us have been hospitalized, three other family members are quarantined at home, ”said the uncle.

Hussain's mother was staying with him in the hospital along with another relative. Uncle himself has no symptoms and said he was perfectly healthy.

Such is his joyous nature, that many videos circulate about him on social networks. In the videos, a man can be heard saying Bachchu aayu chhe positive, where the positive here only refers to Hussain's joviality and not his positive state of Covid-19.

The baby is asymptomatic and very stable and is recovering in a special pediatric ward behind ICU-3. It is a delight for resident physicians and nurses who frequently see and care for him. Hussain is being breastfed by his mother following all the required protocols, said Dr. Minoo Patel, an advisor to the Covid-19 hospital at GMERS Medical College and Hospital.

“He is the youngest participant in our hospital and everyone on our team is delighted to care for this bouncy baby. We all pray for his speedy recovery, ”said Dr. Nimisha Pandya, nodal officer and pediatrician in charge.