Airlifted MP doctor back on his feet says Hyderabad hospital treating him for COVID

Hyderabad, May 7 (PTI) The condition of a
40-year-old COVID-19 stricken pulmonologist rpt
pulmonologist, who was airlifted here from Bhopal, has
improved and he is back on his feet,the hospital treating him
said here on Friday.
     Doctors at the Yashoda Hospitalssaid the doctor
responded well to treatment despite extensive damage to his
lungs due to COVID-19 initially.
     MadhyaPradeshChief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
on April19 instructed officials to arrange an air ambulance
to send Dr Satyendra Mishra, working at a state-run medical
college, to Hyderabad after his condition deteriorated at a
Bhopal hospital.
     Dr Mishra had developed severe lung infection
after testing positive for COVID-19.
     "Currently the doctor is off oxygen and undergoing
pulmonary rehabilitation at our unit...we are glad that we
helped our young colleague get back on his feet and that this
was achieved without the need for ECMO (heart-lung machine)
or lung transplantation," Dr Srinivas Rajagopala, Medical
Director, Lung Transplantation, said.
    Dr Mishra is a COVID-19 warrior afflicted in the line
of duty and has helped innumerable patients affected with the
infection over the course of the last year.
He is an assistant professor at the pulmonary and
tuberculosis department in the government-run Bundelkhand
Medical College at Sagar (MP).PTI GDK BN

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