Mumbai: Omani man arrives for treatment at Kokilaben hospital

Updated: Jul 26, 2020, 21:35 IST | IANS | Mumbai

The patient was expected to travel to India in March, but he couldn't due the Covid-19 lockdown

Koklilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. File pic
Koklilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. File pic

Amid the pandemic and suspension of global commercial flights, an international patient travelled by a chartered flight for treatment at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), an official said here on Saturday. The KDAH welcomed the 25-year-old Omani man who needed extensive rehabilitation after an aneurysm bleed followed by a surgery in Germany.

The patient was expected to travel to India in March, but he couldn't due the Covid-19 lockdown. After a wait of several months, an arrangement was made to shift him by a charter air ambulance. Last week, the patient along with an attendant applied for medical visa at the Indian embassy in Muscat.

"Both the patient and the attendant underwent Covid-19 test before departure. They tested negative, and landed here on Friday. He has been admitted to the KDAH under the care of Dr Abhishek Srivastava and Dr Navita Purohit," said a hospital spokesperson.

The KDAH medicos have thanked the government for helping the patient come to India for treatment in the Covid times.

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