Green Corridor Created Between AIIMS & Bhubaneswar Airport To Transfer COVID Positive Patient

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

Amrit Pradhan- a critically ill 24-year-old youth,  was shifted from AIIMS-Bhubaneswar to Biju Patnaik International Airport in a special ambulance through a ‘green corridor’ in 11 minutes on June 3.

According to the report, the 24-year-old youth was later airlifted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai. A portion of Amrit’s lungs has been affected due to COVID-19 and he is also suffering from pneumonia, septicaemia and major fungal infection.

A native of Berhampur, Amrit had contracted the infection from his parents and was admitted to AIIMS-Bhubaneswar on May 2 and he has been on ventilator support for the last 20 days since May 12.

The report further added that a six-member team of doctors from Apollo Hospitals had studied his condition and suggested shifting him to Chennai for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment.

As the critical care support for a minimum duration of 2 months is likely to cost over Rs 2 crore, his family and friends have begun raising funds for it. The post quoted -“We want him to survive, but this comes with a huge financial burden and stress –ECMO supported airlift to an ECMO + lungs transplant facility – Rs. 30-40 lakh, Daily ICU+ECMO charges at a hospital (30 days x Rs 2-3 Lacs) – 60 lakh, Lung transplant – Rs 60 lakh and post-transplant hospitalisation (25 days x 1.5L) Rs 37.5 lakh.”

As per the report around Rs 58,61,993 amount has been collected from across India.

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