My brother Abhishek Mohapatra, is 28 years old. Fondly known as Biki, he is a caring brother, a loving son, and a helping friend. He got married on 5th of May, 2021.
He was troubled by the avalanche of issues that this COVID pandemic has brought along.
He was diagnosed with Covid a few weeks back in Bhubaneswar. Now, COVID has disrupted our family and put him in a critical condition. He’s been admitted to the hospital (Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneswar) since 18th May 2021 right and in ICU since 20th May. He has been on 100 Percent oxygen support for the last week since 30th May 2021. Severe COVID infection has caused infections of Pneumonia and are the primary cause of trouble currently. Treatments in the ICU did not bear fruit and the situation deteriorated, being very grim currently
The doctors have suggested that getting him an ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support is the only course of action left with a near-certain Lung Transplant as the next step. ECMO support will relieve him of the ventilator and give his lungs a chance to heal. It has now become essential to his survival. Since there are no ECMO support and available at the moment we are forced to take him to a facility either in Kolkata, Chennai or Hyderabad. He needs to be airlifted to one of the location immediately for further treatment.
We want him to survive, and this comes with a huge financial burden and stress. He is the only child of his parents who are an old couple and not too well to do. He is also the sole bread earner of his family. His newly married wife does not work.
The projected costs involved in the operation are:
- ECMO supported Airlift to an ECMO+Lung Transplant facility - Rs. 30-40 Lacs
- Daily ICU+ECMO charges at a hospital (30 days x Rs 2-3 Lacs) - 60 Lacs
- Lung Transplant - Rs. 60 Lacs and upwards
- Miscellaneous - Can’t really put a number to it
Estimated Cost(Minimum): Rs 1 Crores and upwards
This is considering he is in critical care support for a minimum duration of 2 months.
I'm writing to you with a special appeal - While we're doing our best to fund the sky-rocketing medical expenses, we need your help.
Please let this Hero survive. Please let him get his life back to help others and serve his purpose. I need him. We need him. He needs to survive. This is a desperate plea from his wife, and parents to save him.
Please make this MIRACLE happen.
Please help us. Please invest in his health.
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