Bhubaneswar: A young critically ill Covid-19 patient, Abhisek Mohapatra, who needs urgent ECMO treatment, is all set to be shifted to Kolkata from Bhubaneswar on road as fund crunch has posed hindrance for his airlifting to West Bengal.
Abhisek will be wheeled to Kolkata through a special ambulance with ECMO support today, said his family members seeking help from public for the costly treatment. Hospital sources said, his treatment will cost around Rs 1 crore.
“I belong to a middle class family. I can’t arrange a huge amount for the expensive treatment of my husband. I have arranged as much as I can. I can’t afford for his airlifting to Kolkata. I would shift him by road today. I request all brothers and sisters to extend some financial assistance so that I can treat my husband. Your small assistance can help my husband return home safe,” his newly-wed wife Mousumi Mohanty pleaded to the public.
Ollywood Actor Bobby Mishra also appealed to people to extend a helping hand to Abhisek.
“Abhisek is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. As his condition is deteriorating he needs ECMO treatment. He will be airlifted to Kolkata. I request all of you to help him as per your ability,” Mishra said.
Those who want to lend financial assistance for the youth can visit MILAP.ORG/FUNDRAISERS/SUPPORT-ABHISEK-MOHAPATRA. People can also donate through PhonPe/GooglePay with Mobile no-9583596886.
It is worth mentioning that Abhisek had married only a month ago. A few days after his marriage, he was found infected with Covid-19 and subsequently admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after his health condition worsened.