Siachen soldier Hanamanthappa Koppad’s condition worsens

Hanumanthappa was trapped inside an air pocket under 35 feet of snow after a massive avalanche hit Siachen on February 3.

Written by Pranav Kulkarni | New Delhi | Updated: February 11, 2016 4:38 am
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The health condition of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was buried in an avalanche at Siachen Glacier on February 3 and rescued on February 8, deteriorated on Wednesday despite aggressive therapy and supportive care, the Army said.

Officials said his urea and creatine levels were above normal, signalling kidney dysfunction. He has been put on dialysis, they said. Sources also said the oxygen levels in his blood and brain had dipped as compared to Tuesday, when he was first admitted to the capital’s Research & Referral Hospital.

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A team of experts from AIIMS visited him on Wednesday. “What we are now discovering are reperfusion injuries, caused when blood supply returns to the tissue after a period of lack of oxygen. Oxygen levels in the blood and brain have dropped compared to yesterday. Urea and creatine levels have increased, and he has been put on dialysis,” an official said.

An Army bulletin released on Wednesday stated: “Hanumanthappa was reviewed by the treating team of Army Hospital (R&R)… and a panel of experts from AIIMS. 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.”

As reported by The Indian Express, Hanumanthappa possibly survived under 35 feet of snow for six days as he was trapped in a pocket of air. “His vital organs, such as the brain, kidney and liver, were in a state of hibernation. His body was deprived of water, oxygen and glucose for six days. All this took a toll,” said an official, adding that the next 24 hours are critical.

 

 

 

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    Indian.pride@aol.com
    Feb 11, 2016 at 6:43 am
    A humble pray to lord shiva....Mahamrityunjay mantra....om trayambkam yaja Mahe suhim pushti vardhanam.urva rukmiva bandhanaat.mrityormukshir ammamritaat....om namo shivai...
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      Krishnamurthy m
      Feb 11, 2016 at 1:00 am
      If thappa koppad's blood group is O ve than i am ready to give my kidney to him. Pls inform this to hospital where koppad hospitalized.
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        suhail
        Feb 11, 2016 at 8:25 am
        Solute for ttappa
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          Mangalaram Janardhan
          Feb 11, 2016 at 3:53 am
          Every Indian should think 5 minutes before sleep every ,Cause every second is Guards by our brave soldiers for our deep sleep ,now we will pray to almighty Lord shiva to rescue him from the battle to come home healthy ,and we all Indians should think practical about soldiers who's lives coming in tasks for shortcomings in using present technology we have to fulfill the surges by latest Airtificial Intelligence as Robot s in Example flight stimulators ,demo s training champs in other places where Repicla of Siachen .we should all think for better living and healthy living , from this failures in using latest AI by using ROBOS.Lets start using healthy technology in building healthy nation not in saving money in bank bal. life is gift by God not to blood shed for lazy govt policy makers,First Guard your home ,village,mandal,Taluka ,Dist ,state and Country.
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            ajoy kumar
            Feb 11, 2016 at 10:46 am
            The almighty GOD please save his life. and save our brave son. as he is the real HERO like other soldier.
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              ANAND P.
              Feb 11, 2016 at 2:25 am
              God please save this brave soul. Bless him with long life. Om Ganapatai Namaha
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                bimal william
                Feb 10, 2016 at 3:08 pm
                God will not disappoint our countrymen. Very soon this brave soldier will be in Siachin again. Our prayer and best wishes are with him. JAI HIND!
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                  vijaya gauri
                  Feb 11, 2016 at 7:38 am
                  A brave soldier who put up a great fight. India has lost a determined jawan. RIP.
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                    Murali
                    Feb 11, 2016 at 5:20 am
                    DOCTORS PLEASE DO SOMETHING... I CAN'T PRAY WITH THE GOD WHO CAN'T SAVE THE REST OF SOLDIERS.....
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                      Jagi
                      Feb 11, 2016 at 8:10 am
                      RIP. SALUTE TO LANCE NAIK THAPPA.
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                        JM
                        Feb 10, 2016 at 8:19 pm
                        Our prayers are with him.
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                          kushal kumar
                          Feb 11, 2016 at 3:10 am
                          The details in the news report about martyrdom of 9 Indian soldiers in Siachen are shocking and heart- rending. One soldier was found alive on sixth day from being trapped, which is not less than a happy miracle. Pray for his early recovery. This Vedic astrology writer had hinted to a mishap of the kind in article “ 2016 – a woeful year for India with cheer at the end” published on 18 January 2016 in online magazine thesop. The sum and substance of the hint was that a landslide or any other mishap involving defense and security was likely to take place during February and March 2016 in Northern India including Himalayan belt in North. Just reproducing the related text of prediction from the article: “ February and March 2016 seem to be grim for a variety of concerns. (among others) landslides , defense and security concerns are likely in Northern India including Himalayan belt in North. It is now officially believed that nine brave soldiers have martyred, eight are said to be from Southern India. Readers may not mistake in reading this writer for Southern or Northern India concepts or division but when it comes to geography and academic conversation such terms come in. The news that of 9 soldiers , eight hailed from Southern India seems to be pointing , though unfortunately , to another prediction of this writer in the same article which reads –“ Southern India also looks to be having some problems. Tamil Nadu , Panaji , Goa , Sethupuram like places may perhaps be in focus for some concerns of stress, during February- March also”. May the martyers rest in peace in heaven while the universal sovereign power may grant necessary spiritual strength to their kith and kin to bear the irreparable loss. A grateful nation is with them.
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                            Proud .girl
                            Feb 11, 2016 at 7:54 am
                            so sorry he is no more.....RIP
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                              M Mahalingam
                              Feb 11, 2016 at 7:31 am
                              In our office we are all pra for speedy recovery soon.
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                                mm
                                Feb 11, 2016 at 2:42 am
                                This brave soldier is going to live 1. Because he survived thru the 5 days 2. He has got indomitable spirit, grit and determination 3. He is blessed by lord . We pray for you, thappa. You are healed.
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                                  ankita
                                  Feb 11, 2016 at 4:38 am
                                  god i know you will save him.
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                                    Human
                                    Feb 11, 2016 at 6:31 am
                                    Maya Allah give him health and soon recovery.
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                                      P Nagamurali
                                      Feb 10, 2016 at 6:35 pm
                                      He needs immediate homeopathic treatment. The Allopathic treatment is very detrimental to his health condition. There is lot of chances of recovery with Homeopathy treatment.
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                                        David
                                        Feb 10, 2016 at 8:22 pm
                                        OM/AUM MahaShakti please help this patriot.
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                                          Jreddy
                                          Feb 11, 2016 at 4:08 am
                                          Pl God save thappa life who got struck d in Avalanche .....put all Engg and Scientist under this Avalanche they will come out with solution or better useful thoughts in some places useful .
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                                            vijay
                                            Feb 10, 2016 at 5:43 pm
                                            aji, please save tappa and increase the faith of common mes in Sat-karma and community prayers !
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