CRPF commander Chetan Cheetah had made a “miraculous” recovery four years ago after being shot nine times during an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir. CRPF commandant, Chetan Kumar Cheetah has won battle after becoming seriously ill due to Covid and discharged from AIIMS Jhajjar hospital on Thursday. He spent 46 days in hospital.
After the discharge, Cheetah who was on wheelchair, happily agreed for a photo op with hospital nurses and other staff who were overwhelmed with the recovery of decorated officer. As a mark of respect to the nursing staff and other staff, Chetah made a `V’ to show that he has won his Covid battle.
On multiple occasions, doctors were unsure of his survival. The doctors had put him on ventilator on May 30 and on June 10. His will power and concerted efforts of doctors, nurses and staff members helped him tide over the crisis. However, he would need minimum oxygen support system at home till he fully recovers. He would have to continue physiotherapy for speedy recovery.
CRPF commander Chetan Cheetah had been shot nine times during an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir in February 2017. At that time, Cheetah had suffered bullet injuries in his brain, right eye, abdomen, both the arms, left hand and in the buttock region during an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir. Commanding Officer (CO) of the CRPF’s 45th battalion in Kashmir Valley, Cheetah had miracously recovered. His willpower and his wife’s support worked in his favour along with support of doctors, nursing staff . He resumed his duty in 2018. He was awarded with Kirti Chakra -second highest peacetime gallanty medal.