Aishwarya Rai, Aaradhya recover from Covid-19, discharged from hospital


Chennai: Actress Aishwarya Rai and daughter Aaradhya have tested negative for the Covid-19, and have been discharged from hospital. However, Aishwarya’s husband Abishek Bachchan and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan remain under observation at hospital.

In a tweet today, Abhishek said, “Thank you all for your continued prayers and good wishes. Indebted forever. Aishwarya and Aaradhya have thankfully tested negative and have been discharged from the hospital. They will now be at home. My father and I remain in hospital under the care of the medical staff.”

While Amitabh and Abhishek have been hospitalised since11 July, Aishwarya and Aaradhya were announced to have tested positive on 12 July after developing mild symptoms. They were hospitalised later that week.

Amitabh has written in detail about the mental health struggles coronaivrus patients face under isolation in order to curb the spread of the pandemic.

In his blog post, Amitabh said the mental condition brought upon by the disease takes a toll on the patient as one is kept away from human contact.

“The mental state sparks from the stark reality that the COVID patient, put in hospitalised isolation, never gets to see another human for weeks. There are the nurses and the doctors on visit and medicine care but they ever appear in PPE units,” he said.

According to Amitabh, one doesn’t get to know the faces behind the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as the healthcare workers take extreme precautions and deliver what is prescribed and leave.

“Leave because longer stay has the fear of contamination. The doctor under whose guidance the care and mapping and reports are governed by, never ever comes near you to give a hand of assurance, a personal detail of the treatment in the close proximity of an assurance,” he added.