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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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    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.
      1. S
        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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