Chetan, aged 40, grandson of Late freedom Fighter Shri Braham Savroop Mehta (Associated with Bhagat Singh) is struggling with Covid-19 from 19th of April 2021. His lungs are completely damaged due to Covid-19 and he is on ventilator support for the last 40 days. He reached such a critical situation due to the wrong RTPCR Report given by MMG Ghaziabad Government Hospital and negligence done on the part of reputed Noida’s hospital.
Luckily, he got finally admitted to one of the reputed hospitals Nayati Medicity, Mathura on 5th of May 2021 where the doctors have been struggling day and night for the last 40 days to save his life. Chetan was kept on a ventilator for around 3 weeks but there was no improvement in his situation. He also happened to have a sudden cardiac arrest for 10 minutes on 13th May 2021 which he survived.
Since his lungs have not been functioning normally, so the doctors recommended ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) treatment which is a very specialized and costly treatment to treat the damaged lungs with the help of machines and external supports.
It was the very first ECMO treatment to be conducted in Mathura. Therefore, a special team of doctors from Hyderabad specializing in ECMO was called by the hospital to conduct Chetan’s ECMO treatment. ECMO was done on 30th May 2021 and it was expected to see positive results within few days. But it is more than 2 weeks since ECMO is conducted, there is no significant improvement in Chetan’s lungs, he is still on a ventilator and doctors say that they need to observe him for another 10 days. If things worsen, then a lung transplant would be the last alternative which is a very risky and expensive surgery.
So far, the hospital has raised the bill of Rs 69,00,000 (Rs 69lacs) for the ongoing treatment, ECMO, medicines, injections, etc. As ECMO is a costly treatment. Nayati hospital which is also much concerned about our finance has also provided us Rs. 12 lac discount till date and we are very thankful to hospital management and doctors who has given so much care.
It costs Rs 2 lac on average for every single day of hospitalization and medical expenses. And it is not certain for how many days the treatment will continue. The hospital including doctors, staff, management team is doing their level best and contributing to the maximum of their efforts. They have been very supportive and cooperative. But the rising medical bill is a very serious concern. We do not have funds or money left to carry out the treatment.
Chetan has aging parents and they are no longer in the capacity to pay such a huge bill. Chetan is married and has 4-years old son. His wife is homely. Chetan has been a Marathon runner, he is a Nonalcoholic Non-Smoker and a fully vegetarian person. He was always physically fit.
His whole condition worsened due to the wrong Covid test report and lack of medical treatment and facilities when he required them the most.
It is a whole-hearted request to please help us as much as possible. We are in urgent need of money and your little contribution can make big difference and help to save Chetan’s life. His 4 years old son is desperately waiting to see his father for the last two months. Please please please help us.
You may please contact me on my mobile number.
Elder brother of Chetan Mehta.