British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has detailed some comments regarding his health problem as he contracted Coronavirus and underwent treatment in ICU.
In an interview, PM Boris Johnson said that the doctors treating his illness almost decided to announce my death.
“It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it,” he said during an interview. “I was not in particularly brilliant shape and I was aware there were contingency plans in place. The doctors had all sorts of arrangements for what to do if things went badly wrong.”
At first on March 27, PM Johnson announced his COVID-19 diagnosis but felt minor symptoms. He went to self-isolation but failed to deal with the disease just with that.
He was taken to hospital as a precaution on April 5 for further tests. But later, within 24 hours was moved to intensive care.
He further told that he did think “how am I going to get out of this?”
Lat Monday, the British PM returned home and received a good news of being a father again as his fiancee Carrie Symonds gave birth on Wednesday.
“I was given ‘litres and litres’ of oxygen in the hospital,” he said.
He said he felt frustrated he was not getting better but the reality hit home when doctors were deliberating whether to intubate him and put him on a ventilator.
“That was when it got a bit… they were starting to think about how to handle it presentationally,” he told in his comments.
Johnson has repeatedly paid tribute to staff of the state-run National Health Service (NHS) for his best care.
He said he had been ‘in denial’ about the seriousness of his condition at first, as he tried to continue to work despite feeling pretty dazed.
He also said he did not want to go to hospital at first but doctors were adamant because of his low oxygen levels.
“Looking back, they were right to force me to go,” he added.
Johnson said the experience had made him more determined to fight this deadly pandemic and get the country back to normal.
He said he would announce a roadmap towards easing the lockdown restrictions imposed in late March later this week.