A child born in Bihar named ‘Covid’ by his parents

A child born in Bihar’s Gaya district on Saturday was named ‘Covid’ by his parents amid lockdown at the Anugrah Narain Magadh Medical College Hospital (ANMMCH). Earlier, the government had notified ANMCH a dedicated hospital for COVID-19 patients.

“The title of the kid will all the time remind us the enjoyment he introduced in the household amid such scare and terror of COVID-19 pandemic,” Priyanjali, mom of the kid, mentioned.

However, her husband Manish Kumar was initially not in favour of naming their newly born son ‘Covid’ after the pandemic, but came around to the idea after the baby’s Mama (maternal uncle) convinced him. They are residents of Badgaon village of Tekari block in the district.

The new-born was born on the authorities owned Anugrah Narayan Medical School and Hospital (ANMCH) in Gaya whereas; the household comes from Badgaon village underneath Tekari block in the district. The baby is said to be “healthy and normal”.

ANMMCH has been notified as a dedicated hospital for Covid-19 patients of seven districts of south Bihar, including all five districts of Magadh division.

“It was tough for the parents to reach the hospital in time during lockdown for the delivery,” a villager said.

“With vehicular movement stopped, we both made it to the hospital somehow late at night after a lot of suffering. Since the deliveries happened after such difficulties, we wanted the names to be memorable and unique,” she told the dpa news agency, hinting that the hospital staff had suggested the names.

“Besides, these names are beautiful in their own, with Corona being Latin for crown,” added Vinay Verma, the father. “Also, we want the fear associated with these names to end and the public to focus on sanitation and hygiene.”

In 2008, through the devastating Kosi flood in border districts of northeast Bihar (Seemanchal), a number of kids had been named ‘Kosia’ ‘Kosi’ and ‘Mohd. Kusaha’ after river Kosi. The flood had wreaked havoc in the realm with its giant scale devastation and destruction.

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