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NEW DELHI | SEPT 14, 2020:
A 105-year-old woman in Karnataka's Koppal district has become an overnight celebrity after her grandson, an Ayurvedic doctor, reportedly cured her of COVID-19 through Ayurvedic medicine.
Kamalamma Linganagouda Hiregoudra earlier complained of a fever and had undergone a COVID-19 test which came out positive. However, she refused to undergo hospitalisation and turned to her grandson instead.
We may note that Koppal district is a COVID-19 hotspot, and Hiregoudra's grandson Srinivas Hyati stated that it was a challenge to treat her at home.
"She had no other health issues, and that was a significant advantage for us to treat her like any other COVID-19 patient. She was not worried and cooperated for the treatment in home isolation," Hyati said.
During this time, Hiregoudra's family members stated that she had even stopped taking food as she believed that her life was about to end.
"We forced her to consume at least 'ganji' (porridge) and water, along with the prescribed medicines that helped her to recover," said one of the family members.
After taking these home remedies for some time, she underwent another test, and the result was surprisingly negative, the family member added.