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Navy evacuates critical patient from Kavaratti to Kochi

A patient from Lakshadweep who was brought in a Naval helicopter from the Southern Naval Command being taken to a private hospital in Ernakulam on Thursday.

A patient from Lakshadweep who was brought in a Naval helicopter from the Southern Naval Command being taken to a private hospital in Ernakulam on Thursday.  

An urgent medical evacuation of a patient in coma from Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kavaratti, to Kochi was carried out by the Southern Naval Command (SNC) on a request from the Lakshadweep administration on Thursday.

The patient, Cheriyabi P.P., 43, a resident of Kalpeni, was dangerously ill, suffering from Cerebro Vascular Accident with cerebral haemorrhage, and was in need of urgent medical evacuation to the mainland.

A naval Advanced Light Helicopter was immediately launched from the naval air station Garuda, with medical personnel embarked, at 10.45 a.m. to evacuate the patient from Kavaratti to Kochi. The Naval Liaison Team at Kavaratti provided assistance in transferring the patient, along with medical escort, to the helicopter. The patient, along with the escort, was flown to Kochi for further treatment at a private hospital in Ernakulam.

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