Meet Indonesia’s Oldest COVID-19 Survivor

Ms Kamtim, a 100-year-old Indonesian woman, was discharged from the hospital late May, after a month of treatment in Surabaya, Indonesia. Ms Kamtim is the country’s oldest survivor of the lethal respiratory illness.

Khofifah Indar Parawansa, East Java’s Governor, stated he hopes Ms Kamtim’s report would inspire all residents in Surabaya. The illness is especially dangerous for elderly individuals as well as people with chronic conditions. Additionally Mr. Parawansa stated “I hope her recovery can motivate elderly people during the pandemic”

Born in 1920, Ms Kamtim was in fact brought to the hospital immediately after showing signs and later confirmed to have caught the virus.

Ms Kamtim’s daughter-in-law, Siti Aminah, said her recovery was possible because of Ms. Kamtim’s “discipline and persistence”.

Ms. Kamtim seen here with her daughter-in-law, Siti Aminah | Photo Credit: JUNI KRISWANTO

Ms. Aminah stated, “every morning I monitored her condition with nurses and the team always informed me that she was extremely tough and persistent about taking her medicine”

Indonesia has confirmed more than 26,000 cases of COVID-19 and 1,613 total deaths.

Source: The Straits Times