“He continues to remain extremely critical with worsening multiple organ dysfunction."

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad slips into deeper coma condition worsens
news Lance Naik Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:37

The miracle survivor of the Siachen disaster continues to battle for his life on Thursday morning and his medical condition has further worsened, doctors at Delhi’s Army Research and Referral Hospital 

“He continues to remain extremely critical with worsening multiple organ dysfunction. His circulatory shock is now refectory to all drugs in maximum permissible doses and his kidneys remain non-functional. His pneumonia has worsened and the blood clotting disorder shows no sign of reversal despite blood component support. He is on maximal life support with aggressive ventilation and dialysis. He has slipped into a deeper coma," read the bulletin.

Doctors at Delhi’s Army Research and Referral Hospital earlier on Wednesday evening said Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad's condition has deteriorated despite aggressive therapy and supportive care.

A CT Scan revealed signs of oxygen deprivation in his brain and he exhibited multiple organ failures.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh also visited the hospital on Wednesday to take stock of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa's condition. He had visited the hospital on Tuesday with PM Modi.

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa was found alive on Monday after being buried under 35 feet of snow for six days.    

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Hanumanthappa was flown to Delhi on Tuesday from Siachen Glacier in a special air ambulance.

The soldier was still in coma and was placed on a ventilator given to protect his airway and lungs. His blood pressure continues to remain alarmingly low. He was suffering from pneumonia along with liver and kidney dysfunctions.

A team of intensivists, neurologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists and surgeons are observing his medical condition closely.

The PM earlier on Tuesday visited the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi to see Lance Naik Hanumanthappa.

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa and nine fellow soldiers were resting when a huge wall of ice came crashing down on their post on February 3. It all happened so quickly that none of the 10 had time to react. All of them were buried under 25 feet of snow at the Siachen glacier.

Nine other personnel at the post, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), of Madras Regiment have died, according to Lt Gen D S Hooda, Northern Army Commander. "Five bodies have been recovered so far and four bodies have been identified," he said on Tuesday.


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