My name is Utsav Kamlesh Devalia, (Ex - Rotaractor), I reside at Kalyan (Kongaon). My father is unwell since last 13 days, and have admitted in ICON HOSPITAL (DOMBIVALI), he's suffering from ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) which had progressed from Viral PNUEMONIA & SWINE FLU (INFLUENZA A - NIHI-2009, INFLUENZA B & RSV) and have been on MECHANICAL VENTILATOR support since last Wednesday (12/9/18). It has damaged lungs very severely.
Since it was swine flu, it was not easily detectable & had detected on Thursday night (13/9/18) via reports of Hinduja Hospital. Currently, my dad is on VENTILATOR SUPPORT & ECMO SUPPORT (can be called as dialysis of lungs).
ECMO machine being a costly affair is rarely available in Mumbai, that too maximum 3-4 machines only, so we had to transport it from all the way Hyderabad on Sunday (16/9/18).
Thanks to God & blessings my dad has started to recover due to ECMO support. It has per day cost of 60,000 (excluding hospital ICU exps, medical expenses and ECMO insertion charges).
It's my kind request to all of you, to provide any type of small financial contribution from your side. A single amount from your side will help us in many ways.