We are reaching out for your help and request with folded hands for an immediate attention. Sameep, 37 years old with no pre-disease, non-smoker, non-alcoholic needs urgent lungs transplant. He has a wife and a 10-year-old daughter to take care of.
A humble appeal from Sameep's wife:
35 years old Aniee Ahuja, a school teacher by occupation appeals to all of you to save her dying husband Sameep. Sameep was tested positive for Covid-19 on 21st April 2021. Within a week, Sameep’s condition deteriorated and on 2nd May afternoon he was shifted to Ace heart and vascular institute hospital, Chandigarh in ICU.
He continued to remain critical in the Covid ICU and received injections like Tocilizumab, Remdesivir, and plasma therapy from recovered Covid patient. His oxygen saturation kept on falling even on ventilator machine and he was shifted on ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) which is an artificial lung machine. Initiation cost of this therapy is Rs 5 lakhs and daily maintenance cost is approx. Rs 2 Lakh per day.
As of today, both his lungs are completely damaged and doctors at Ace heart and vascular institute advised to undergo the very expensive lung transplant procedure which is being done at very few centers in India. Till date family has spent 35 lakhs on Sameep’s treatment and deplenished all their savings. The cost of lung transplant is Rs 55 lakhs rupees. Air lifting to transplant center will cost 30 lakhs. Awaiting period for lung transplant is approximately 1 to 1.5 months during which Sameep will remain on ECMO machine under critical care (treatment cost will be around 2 lakh-2.5 per day). Postoperative care will require minimum of 15 days which will put an additional cost of 35 lakhs. The total budget excluding amount spent till date will be minimum Rs 1 crore.
Since Sameep’s family has deplenished all their life savings and cost of treatment being very high, Aniee Ahuja with her 10 yr daughter request you to all to kindly come forward and help Sameep to get a lung transplant so that he can live and take care of his family again. Even a smallest contribution will make a big difference. Kindly Help.