Iman Rappetti recalls near-death experience with Covid-19
After going dark for a month, radio broadcaster Iman Ruppetti resurfaced on social media to reveal that her hiatus was involuntary.
Iman Rappetti survives Covid-19
The host of the Power Breakfast show on Power 98.7 informed her followers that this whole time, she was fighting for her life at Milpark Hospital’s emergency unit after contracting a severe case of coronavirus (Covid-19).
The 35-year-old admitted that, at one point, she had lost all hope of making it out alive.
“After facing the prospect of death hooked up to oxygen with vitals that just wouldn’t stabilise, I’m grateful for life. I salute the brave staff at Milpark Hospital and the lady in the opposite bed who prayed for me when I wept with anxiety. Thank you,” she wrote.
After facing the prospect of death hooked up to oxygen with vitals that just wouldn't stabilise, I'm grateful for life. I salute the brave staff at Milpark Hospital and the lady in the opposite bed who prayed for me when I wept with anxiety. Thank you. #Covid19SA Please be safe.— Iman Rappetti (@imanrappetti) January 13, 2021
Fans of the radio host were glad to hear that she had fought against the deadly pathogen and won. One user wrote:
“Iman we are thankful you made it through. We love you and all the best with your recovery.”
SA braces for ugly Covid-19 storm
Rappetti is one of many South Africans who, due to the hard work of our healthcare workers, survived this respiratory disease. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for more than 34 000 patients who, since the start of the pandemic, have died.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his Monday evening ‘family meeting’, warned South Africans that the only way to make it out of this storm, is to unite and all play a role in adhering to health and safety protocols under Alert Level 3.
“If we work together as we have done over these many months, if we maintain our resolve, we will realise the new year that we all so dearly hope for. We will find the peace, comfort, relief and good health that we all seek,” he said.
It remains to be seen if his pleas were reciprocated. From what the statistics gathered by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), it’ll be an uphill battle getting out of this storm.