Critical Covid-19 patient Abhishek Mohapatra undergoing ECMO treatment in Kolkata passes away

Bhadrak: Abhisekh Mohapatra of Odisha’s Bhadrak district, who has been undergoing ECMO treatment in Kolkata passes away, informs family sources.

The 28 years old Abhisekh, a resident of Mandari village under Basudevpur Block in Bhadrak district had tested positive for COVID and he was admitted to Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneswar, on May 18. He was shifted to the ICU on May 20. He was on 100 per cent oxygen support and suffering from pneumonia, following which his family appealed for funds.

The doctors have suggested ECMO support as the only course of treatment left with a near-certain lung transplant as the next step, the post by his brother on milaap.org said.

Abhishek was finally airlifted to Kolkata on June 7 after the family collected Rs.3,508,957 of which Rs. 1 crore was needed for the air ambulance and his treatment. They have so far raised Rs 62 lakh while around Rs 1.5 lakh is being spent on him a day.

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