Mancherial: Government employees have been discharging their duties despite the risk to their lives in the wake of the second wave of Covid-19 that has claimed over 100 lives in the district. Mekala Malleshaiah, Mancherial TSRTC Divisional Manager, however, won the battle against coronavirus in April last by following certain steps.
“I tested positive for Covid-19 on March 20 and recovered from it on April 20. In my fight against the virus, I consumed hot water and nutritious food besides practicing breathing exercises and jogging. Similarly, one has to be mentally strong and develop positive thinking to conquer the disease,” he said.
This 45-year-old head of the division realised that he had contracted the disease when he had body pains and fever. He stated that he had undergone home isolation for 14 days and exposed his body to sunlight as part of the treatment. I had turmeric mixed milk, walked at least 1,000 feet in his room every day. And, I drank a decoction of cloves, ginger and basil leaves, he explained.
Besides, the Divisional Manager has begun consuming organic food products to stay healthy ever since the first wave of Covid-19 hit the country. He grows various vegetables and leafy vegetables in discarded clay, iron and plastic articles on the roof of his house, with the help of his wife Ramadevi. He is cultivating cabbage, tomato, mint, beans, brinjal, ridged gourd, etc.
“Though I am always swamped by various duties, I am focusing on growing vegetables considering health benefits. I learned techniques for excelling in roof-garden by watching videos on YouTube. My wife can prepare vermin-compost fertiliser, which is used for cultivating vegetables. She is extending all support in producing the organic vegetables on the roof,” Malleshaiah acknowledged.
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