107 old man gets COVID-19 vaccine shot at Chennai

CHENNAI
MrKewal Krishan, age 107 years plus, became the oldest person in India to be vaccinated against COVID under the supervision of his Cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi.


It was only two years ago, he became the oldest patient in the world to have undergone stenting to the artery of left side of brain by Dr Ashok Seth to prevent a major brain stroke, according to a press communication from the institute.


Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Interventional Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute said, “It MrKewalKrishan has got vaccinated safely and will continue to lead a good quality of life in safety despite his age and pre-conditions.

Two years back he had a 95% calcified left carotid artery stenosis (blockage in the main artery supplying blood to the left half of brain).

I am happy to say that he improved and that day we prevented him from having a major stroke and today he is well, lead a quality of life and therefore took the vaccine to remain well and enjoy his life with his family.

He is an example for many other elderly patients to keep a positive attitude to life and wellbeing.”

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