“Two months is a long time to be hospitalised,” says Aniruddh Dave who was treated for 55 days in a Bhopal hospital after contracting Covid-19.
“To see patients who are suffering, severe cases with various infections. Hearing them howling in pain was quite tough to say the least. Himmat rakhna mushkil tha. It was a painful time and one couldn’t shut them out. Either as everyone was in one room in the ICU. After I shifted to a private room, the hustle-bustle of the hospital and watching emergency situations being dealt with was something I can never forget. Staying positive was not easy,” says the actor, who is currently in Kota, and has been advised bed rest for a month. He still feels fatigue if he stays up, walks or talks for a long time.
Aniruddh Dave admits that the support of his family, doctors, nursing staff and friends from the entertainment industry helped tremendously.
“Karma does matter as if I have helped anyone in life or done any good, this is what I have earned. I feel maine yeh good wishes and love kamaya hai life mein. They helped in keeping up my strength and positive energy. I wouldn’t be able to talk to people as I had an oxygen mask. So I would talk in sign language over video calls or text a bit. Even now, talking about all of it is making me so emotional,” he shares.