KUCHING: Political veteran Datuk Peter Minos, who was recently hospitalised for Covid-19, said the experience had made him appreciate life better.
“After going through the Covid-19 hell and near death experience, I must say something pretty strange did happen to me.
“Every small thing around me seemed good and wonderful, like the morning birds’ songs (outside my home), the voice of my daughter and the smile of my lovely wife.
“Yes, all sounded so good and so wonderful, better than they were before,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct 20).
Minos also asked whether this was the natural reaction of all Covid-19 survivors or just the simple reaction of someone who was more appreciative of life after undergoing horrible pains and sufferings.
“Or are they just truly grateful to God and others like the doctors and nurses after being saved from death? All these are possible maybes,” he said.
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) veteran added, “Such is life, when one cannot explain the thing that happens to them after a great calamity.
“It is all, I think, in the mind and in the deep recess of our brain. Or even something strangely happening to our dear soul,” he said.
Earlier this month, the 72-year-old, following his recovery from Covid-19, urged the public to immediately go for vaccination against the coronavirus if they had not done so.
“We must fully cooperate with the state and federal governments to remove this evil curse that has brought great and terrible pains, sufferings and deaths.
“Do not get categories 4 and 5 Covid-19 infections. Do everything in your life and power not to be infected because infection means death or near-death,” he said.