Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Siachen Miracle Survivor Continues To Be Critical

Medical Bulletin of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa as at 1600 Hrs on 10 Feb 2016 

Braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa was reviewed by the treating team of Army Hospital (R&R) comprising of Critical Care specialists, HoD Dept of Medicine, Senior Nephrologist and the Senior Neurologist and a panel of experts from AIIMS New Delhi. 

The entire team was in agreement with the management that the patient had undergone till now, and concurred with the future plan of management for him. He continues to remain extremely critical with evidence of oxygen deprivation to the brain on CT scan. There is evidence of pneumonia in both lungs. His multi-organ dysfunction state continues unabated. His condition has deteriorated despite aggressive therapy and supportive care. 

Health Bulletin In Respect Of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad as at 1200h on 10 Feb 16 

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad of 19 MADRAS continues to battle the odds and his medical condition remains very critical. He remains ventilator dependent since arrival. The medical team treating him at R & R Hospital is monitoring his situation continuously and is treating him with one of the best expertise and resources available in the world. 

As Received From a 19 Madras Officer :

"My unit 1 jco and 9 OR got run over by a massive avalanche in siachen. The jco was the ghatak jco. The nco had just passed his jco cadre. All my coy guys. Despite the pm, Rm and others declaring all dead...the Commanding Officer refused to leave the location till he found his boys. He set up camp at the avalanche site and would not budge even in the face of snow storms and wailing blizzards...the efforts of the Search And Rescue team has paid off...all nine martyrs now found....and L Nk Hanumanthappa is still alive...though his liver and kidneys are failing due to acute dehydration....but the WILL never left him....he knew his brethren would dig up heaven and earth for him only if he held on....cheers to the indomitable infantry spirit...way to go 19 MADRAS....PROUD TO BE FROM THE PALTAN WITH SUCH ETHOS AND SPIRIT.."

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