Please Help Dr Amit Conquer COVID
Dr Amit Gupta, a young doctor with Delhi’s government hospital who has treated Delhi’s most desperate Covid patients, is today fighting for his life. Dr Amit has treated Covid-19 patients around the clock for months, with many nights spent sleeping in the hospital. He has worked endless hours using all his skills to keep people from dying, risking his life to fight this horrible disease. A hardcore fighter, Dr Amit has always believed in serving people, the reason he went to medical school for.
Today, the 38-year-old Dr Amit lies sedated and is on a ventilator life support in Yashoda Hospital, Secundarabad, Hyderabad after being infected with the coronavirus. Amit has spent the past three months battling COVID and has been treated with several different respiratory therapies and put on dozens of drugs. Last month, Amit was placed on ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. He has been on the ventilator and ECMO for past 6 weeks. Doctors have advised his family that lung transplant is the last remaining step to save Amit. The family is in desperate need of funds for this transplant, as they have exhausted all their savings in his medical expenses incurred in the past three months.
As the family is originally from Delhi, for ECMO and lung transplant they were advised to shift him to Hyderabad. Since then, his whole family that includes his 70-year-old elderly parents, his wife, younger sister, and his 5-year-old son all have been living in a rented accommodation in Hyderabad, to be there for Amit. The family requests your kind support to help them raise funds for this lung transplant, and help doctors save his life. Donations made to Dr Amit’s cause will go toward his lung transplant costs, his medical expenses and bills to help support the family navigate through this difficult time.
We want everyone to know that Amit is a fighter. He is determined and has set his mind to surviving this virus. As he fights everyday for his life, we need to stay strong for him on the home front. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.
Addendum: Anna Gupta, the organiser of this fund raise is Dr. Amit Gupta’s younger sister.