A resident doctor at the gynaecology department of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) in Lucknow, who has been battling for her life since Covid-19 caused irreparable damage to both of her lungs in April, was on Sunday airlifted to Hyderabad for a lung transplant.
An ambulance left the RMLIMS campus at around 10.40am with Dr Sharda Suman, 30.
Escorted by the police, the 22-kilometre distance between airport and the institute was covered in about half-an-hour. As soon as ambulance reached the airport, an air ambulance took the doctor to Hyderabad.
“She will undergo lung transplant surgery at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) hospital,” said Dr Srikesh Singh, spokesperson for RMLIMS.
Dr Sharda reached KIMS hospital and was admitted to Medical ICU4 (MICU4) on bed number 5 by evening. The entire journey was smooth, said the RMLIMS administration in a press statement in the evening. “Her condition is stable as per medical details received,” said the statement issued at 6.30pm.
The state government had sanctioned ₹1.50 crore for her lung transplant, Dr Srikesh Singh reiterated.