Bangladeshi Worker Who Recently Became A Dad Moved Out Of ICU After 2 Months Of Being In Critical Condition
After 2 months in critical care, the Bangladeshi worker identified as Singapore's case 42, have been taken off the ventilator and has been moved to the general ward.
The Bangladeshi construction worker, identified as Singapore’s case 42, been transferred to a general ward after being in intensive care for over two months. The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) said in a Facebook post on Thursday (April 16).
The non-government organisation said the 39-year-old, who recently became a father, has been taken off the ventilator and is no longer sedated.
“He is able to breathe on his own and will require speech therapy moving forward as part of his recovery process,” it added.
The Bangladeshi had first reported symptoms on 1 February and was warded at Changi General Hospital (CGH) 6 days later. He tested positive on 8 February.
He had remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU) due to complications from COVID-19 since his admission at CGH was later transferred to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
The Bangladeshi construction worker is one of the five Bangladeshi workers linked to the cluster in a Seletar worksite.
The Bangladeshi Construction Worker Became a Dad on 31 March
In late February, the worker’s wife told MWC, that will soon become a father. She had only found out about her husband’s condition after his cousin who works in Singapore had informed her about him being in critical condition.
On 31 March, ItsRainingRaincoats—a local community initiative helping migrant workers in Singapore—revealed that the wife has given birth to a baby boy.
Second-longest Stay In Hospital Due To COVID-19
In a report by The Straits Times, case 42 has spent the second-longest period of time in the hospital, aside from a 64-year-old Singaporean man who was admitted to the hospital a day before.
Meanwhile, there are 23 COVID-19 patients currently in critical condition in the intensive care unit as of noon on Thursday (16 April).
1,886 confirmed cases still remain in hospital with most in stable condition or improving.
Another 1,848 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.
10 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
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