A medical bulletin released by Army's Research and Referral Hospital on Thursday said that Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was miraculously found alive after remaining buried under huge mass of snow for six days at the Siachen Glacier, has slipped into deep coma despite 'maximal life support with aggressive ventilation and dialysis'.
This assessment was made after Hanumanthappa's condition was reviewed by a team of Critical Care specialists, comprising of HoD of Medicine, Senior Nephrologist, Senior Neurologist and a panel of experts from AIIMS, New Delhi.
"Braveheart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa continues to remain extremely critical with worsening multiple organ dysfunction. His circulatory shock is now refractory to all drugs in maximum permissible doses and his kidneys remain non-functional. His pneumonia has worsened and the blood clotting disorder shows no sign of reversal despite blood component support," the bulletin said. "He is on maximal clotting disorder shows no sign of reversal despite blood component support. He is on maximal life support with aggressive ventilation and dialysis. He has slipped into a deeper state of coma," it added.
The entire nation is praying for the recovery of Hanumanthappa, who remains extremely critical due to the complications caused by re-warming and establishment of blood flow to the cold parts of the body. Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, who hails from Karnataka, was flown to Delhi on Tuesday morning in a special air ambulance and admitted to the hospital.