Siachen survivor Hanumanthappa’s condition worsens

NEW DELHI: Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad’s condition has deteriorated despite aggressive therapy and supportive care, a medical bulletin issued by the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi said on Wednesday.

File photo of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad who is critical and on a ventilator at the Army’s Research & Referral Hospital in New Delhi.

In an earlier bulletin, the hospital said Lance Naik Koppad remained ventilator-dependent since his arrival in the hospital on Tuesday.

The medical team at R&R Hospital is monitoring his situation continuously and is treating him with best expertise and resources available in the world, it said.

The hospital had said he was expected to have a stormy course in the “next 24 hours” due to the complications caused by re-warming and establishment of blood flow to the cold parts of the body.

Lance Naik Koppad is being treated by a team of intensivists (critical care physician), neurologist, nephrologist, endocrinologist and surgeons. He has been administered fluids, drugs to bring up his blood pressure, besides antibiotics.

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