Help My Brother Siva Shankar Fight Lung Damage From Covid-19 | Milaap
Help My Brother Siva Shankar Fight Lung Damage From Covid-19
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    Durga Prasad Ganti
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Siva Shankar Ganti

    from Hyderabad, Telangana

Story

My brother Siva Shankar is a private sector employee who has been fighting COVID-19 since first week of May 2021. He has had severe lung damage due to the COVID-19 . The CT scan severity score is 21 out of 25. He is currently receiving an oxygen supply at 7 litres per minute and maintaining an spO2 saturation of 86-90. We as a family have been trying to support his treatment expenses. He has some basic insurance from his employment which can cover up to INR 5 lakhs upon his discharge from the hospital. We have already paid about INR 7.5 lakhs up till now from our own pockets and by requesting for loans from the people we know. We still have an outstanding bill of INR 5 lakhs as on 24-May-2021. Other than this we had to procure medicines like Remdesivir and powerful drugs like Infliximab from our own pocket which costed us INR 1.2 lakhs.

He has been having breathing difficulties and shortness of breath even with slight movement due to the lung damage. His lung rehabilitation is projected to be a slow affair even with full medical care. As of today we still don't know how long he will be needing treatment and day by day his treatment expenses are rising steeply. Also, it is expected that we will have to have an oxygen concentrator at home to help his recovery even after discharge from the hospital.It typically costs between INR 50,000 and 1,00,000.

At this rate I am on a path where I will soon be exhausting the funds I have. Hence we request these funds to pay for the interim treatment which will be of very great help to our family. He is a 31 year old who still has his entire life ahead of him. We belong to a middle class family who have to work to even get on with our daily life. Hence any funds that you send will be of immense support in getting Siva back to normal life.

Hosptial Admission Details:
Patient Name: Siva Shankar Ganti
Age/Gender: 31Y / Male
Admit Date: 12-May-2021
In-Patient Reg No: IP390004647
Hospital: Happy Hospital, Madinaguda, Hyderabad
Hospital Phone: +91 - 9346145678

Siva Shankar is currently in the ICU on invasive ventilation.

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