The 83-year-old American cruise ship passenger and her 85-year-old husband were discharged from Hospital Sungai Buloh on Thursday. They were flanked by hospital director Dr Kuldip Kaur and other staff members.(Pix courtesy of Health Ministry)
KUALA LUMPUR: The daughter of the 83-year-old American female who recovered from Covid-19 has expressed gratitude to the medical team at Sungai Buloh Hospital for taking care of her parents.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah posted on his Facebook the note from the unnamed daughter, which was addressed to consultant infectious disease expert Dr Benedict Sim and his team.
The note read: “Dr Benedict, I want to thank you and the whole team of doctors, nurses and staff who took care of my parents.
“You all are truly wonderful, kind and talented people. My whole family wants to express our deepest gratitude.
“Best wishes. Thanks so much for everything.”
Dr Noor Hisham said the American woman (also known as case 22) was tested positive twice on Feb 15, and was treated with lopinavir/ritonavir (both antiretrovirals), recovered fully and discharged on Thursday after two consecutive tests proved negative.
Her husband tested negative for Covid-19, but was admitted for treatment for severe pneumonia, he said, adding that the man too has been discharged.
“I would like to congratulate Dr (C.) Suresh (Kumar), Dr Benedict and our staff in Sungai Buloh Hospital for the great care given to the couple. My heartfelt thank you, all, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.