Woodlands Conducted Health Check-up of 125-year-old Man


News Desk, News Nation 360 : The oldest living person in the world has quite appropriately entrusted the hospital with the richest legacy and longest experience of extending premium care by carrying out a thorough health check-up for him. Sivananda Ji, who was born in a village in Sylhet (now in Bangladesh), on August 8, 1896, also went for a Covid antibody test during his recent visit at Woodlands – after all, he has taken both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine at the age of 125 years, becoming, according to media reports, the oldest person in the world to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.  The tests were done on a complimentary basis. Swami Sivananda, 125 years and going strong, has come all


the way from his modest ashram I in Varanasi to the 75-year-old Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital, Kolkata, where he spent two days undergoing an array of tests, including pathological tests, ECG, ECHO, CT Scans of the chest and brain, USG, vision and audiometry tests, apart from consultation with doctors of different super specialities. Sivananda Ji had been born in a family dependent on alms to make ends meet but could hardly ever manage enough for the four of them, which included a sister, two years elder to him. “Sibu” was only four when his parents consented to let him go with an empathetic sadhu from Nabadwip, Nadia, who was visiting Sylhet. Rupali Basu, Managing Director & CEO, Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital said that they are honoured that Sivananda Ji has bestowed his trust on Woodlands, coming all the way from Varanasi to get his health check-up done here. His simple ways of life and his compassion for the ailing inspire them. He adds to the long list of eminent personalities who have chosen Woodlands-care over the years. They wish him a healthy and fulfilling life ahead.

Pic : Krishnendu Kundu

Report : Anustup Kundu