A Filipino nurse in Dubai has survived the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after falling into a coma for more than 30 days.
Bayan Kimamao, head of nursing staff at the Dubai Central Prison, contracted COVID-19 while performing his duty to aid authorities to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
One night, while he was doing his regular duties, Kimamao felt an extreme pain and dropped to the floor. Healthcare experts reveal that he had experienced kidney failure and was immediately placed on dialysis.
His health turned for the worse when he fell into a coma. Health officials then immediately informed Kimamao’s sister regarding his condition.
Road to recovery
With the UAE’s extensive efforts in treating Bayan, he managed to regain consciousness after 32 days in the ICU.
Officials immediately informed his family back in the Philippines of the good news through a video call where Kimamao also got to see his two kids.
During his treatment, Dubai Police ensured that Kimamao’s family received the support they needed while the family’s OFW breadwinner was on his road to recovery.
“(Kimamao) was monitored during his treatment after a month-long coma battling COVID-19. Dubai Police provided full support for him and his family in the Philippines during his treatment until he fully recovered,” said the post from Dubai Police.
“Bayan is one of our heroes in Dubai Police who worked relentlessly in the frontlines to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you, Bayan. Thank you our heroes,” said Lt. General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander in Chief of the Dubai Police in his message.
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شرطة دبي تولي مواردها البشرية وخط الدفاع الأول اهتماما منقطع النظير، بيان كيماماو مسؤول وحدة التمريض بالمؤسسات العقابية والاصلاحية أحد الموظفين والذي اصيب بفيروس كورونا المستجد ودخل في غيبوبة لاكثر من شهر وتمت متابعة حالته وتقديم الدعم الكامل له ولأسرته في الفلبين طوال فترة إصابته وحتى خروجه مشافى معافى #شكراً_خط_الدفاع_الأول . Dubai Police pays unparalleled attention to its human resources and frontline workers. Bayan Kimamao, Head of the Nursing Unit at the Punitive and Correctional institutions, who was infected with the new coronavirus, was monitored during his treatment after a month-long coma battling COVID-19. Dubai Police provided full support for him and his family in the Philippines during his treatment until he fully recovered.