My brother, Gaurav Shukla, Age 34 years, suffered breathlessness and had to be admitted to hospital on 8th April. On admission, he was found to be suffering from COVID-19 infection along with collateral Pneumonia and was shifted to MAX Super specialty Hospital Saket, where he is currently undergoing treatment.
Upon admission he was administered with plasma therapy along with other prescribed procedures and treatment and in subsequent weeks he showed signs of improvement and tested negative for covid, though he was never off BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) for oxygen support. But his lung infection wasn't controlled and his condition started to deteriorate. He had to be shifted on Ventilator support and his lung infection worsened to HRCT score 25/25, meaning his lungs were completely infected. He has been in this condition for around 20 days now, with miniscule improvement.
Due to his condition right now, the doctors are planning for ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support to relieve his lungs giving them a chance to recover but if the condition doesn't improve they will have to resort to lung transplant.
While we're doing our best to do anything in our power, the treatment comes with exorbitant expenses. We are funding the medical expenses but we need your help as well. Since his treatment is still underway we don't know the exact capital that we will require. We already have spent over 30 lacs and the daily recurring expenses are close to 1.25 lacs. ECMO cost will add even more to the expense estimate. We are hoping our prayers get answered and he recovers without needing a lung transplant so we are omitting it out of the estimate. Given the current condition he will need to be in the hospital for at least a month. Coupling that with ECMO, he would require approximately 50lacs.
Our father served the nation in the Indian army and Gaurav bhaiya has been working for people as an essential worker for the past 8 years in Power Corporation. Gaurav bhaiya has always been a caring and loving son, brother, husband and a father. He has a 5 years old daughter who awaits his return to the family. Though he is fighting this ailment with his tremendous will power, he needs your financial support along with your prayers.
Please come forward to support Gaurav Bhaiya. Any contribution will be of immense help. Please contribute and share this campaign link with your friends, family and colleagues and we will forever be indebted to you. You can use any payment method for donating but if you are donating via UPI, the payment gateway charges will be the lowest. We assure you that if we overshoot our funding than our requirements even by a rupee, we will donate to other fundraisers but at this point in time we cannot let the funds become an obstacle in his treatment.