Dutt recalls COVID-19 ‘nightmare’

Ashween Dutt Sharma. Picture: SUPPLIED

A COVID-19 positive patient recovering at the FEMAT facility at Laucala Bay, Suva, is urging Fijians not to take the virus lightly.

Ashween Dutt Sharma of Sakoca, Tamavua, said he tested positive on Saturday, July 17 and was transferred to the FEMAT facility from Valelevu Health Centre the same day.

Speaking from the Laucala Bay facility, he said what he went through on Saturday was “a nightmare”.

“I was unable to breathe when I was rushed to the hospital on Saturday,” said Mr Sharma.

“If I had not gone to the hospital, I would have died at home.

“I thank my neighbour for rushing me there.”

Mr Sharma said those who did not take COVID-19 seriously “are making the greatest mistake in their life”.

“It’s time to get serious with COVID-19, it is not a joke as some people may be thinking.

“I don’t want anyone to go through the same experience I did.”

Mr Sharma expressed his gratitude towards the Health Ministry for taking care of COVID-19 positive patients at the FEMAT hospital.

“We are very well looked after over here.

“All the nurses and doctors are friendly and I thank them for their great work.

“They put their lives at risk to provide us all the necessary services we need.”

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