Bhubaneswar: He is not an eminent personality nor does he belong to an affluent family. But, 24-year-old Amrit Pradhan of Berhampur, a critically ill patient was airlifted to Chennai on Thursday evening through an air ambulance.
The Commissionerate Police facilitated a special green corridor for the young patient from the hospital where he was undergoing treatment to the Biju Patnaik International airport.
The young patient, Amrit Pradhan who suffered from Pneumonia, severe septicaemia with widespread infections in lungs after being contracted with Covid-19, was shifted to Chennai's Apolo Hospital where he would possibly undergo lung transplantation.
He is believed to have caught the Covid infection on May 2 from his parents who had already recovered from the contagious disease. But, Amrit’s health condition deteriorated following which he was admitted to AIIMS-Bhubaneswar.
He has been on ventilator support since May 12. As his health condition became worse, doctors advised his family to shift him for advance treatment.
After confirmation of bed at Apollo Hospital, process for his shifting started. A six-member team of doctors from the Chenai-based premier hospital came to Bhubaneswar and escorted him to Chenai after putting him on ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support to keep him alive till completion of lung transplantation.
According to hospital sources, around Rs 1 crore is required for his complete treatment. The family members have started fund raising through online mode.
"As per doctors, he is stable now. But, every movement is crucial. Doctors are monitoring his condition constantly. I hope my brother would walk out of the hospital soon with the blessings of all," Amrit's elder sister Manisha Pradhan said.