Siachen avalanche Survivor 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.
Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad was miraculously rescued from Siachen Glacier on Monday after six days, is extremely critical. A health bulletin released by Army’s Research and Referral(RR) hospital said that the next 24 to 48 hours will be crucial for Lance Naik Hanamanthappa.
“Lance Naik Hanamanthappa is currently comatose and continues to be in shock with low blood pressure,”. Fortunately, the soldier has no cold exposure-related frostbite or bone injuries. The soldier’s kidney and liver are not working. He is being given fluids and drugs so that his blood pressure increases.
The hospital has said he is expected to have a stormy course in the “next 24 hours” due to the complications caused by re-warming and establishment of blood flow to the cold parts of the body.
Hanamanthappa is being treated by a team of intensivists, neurologist, nephrologist, endocrinologist and surgeons. He has been administered fluids, drugs to bring up his blood pressure, besides antibiotics.