Sunday, July 26, 2020

Two people receive helping hand from Centre to get their advanced treatment in Delhi amid COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi: As India faced a complete lockdown till May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government lent a helping hand to two people -- one Indian and a Nepali national from Australia -- to get their advanced treatment in Delhi.
Fifteen-year-old Nitya Singh (name changed) from Punjab, who was diagnosed with very severe aplastic anemia, was granted special permission to reach a Delhi hospital for advanced treatment.
Similarly, Arjun Prasad Timilsina, a 31-year-old Nepali national, was airlifted from Australia by an Air India flight (AI-301) to Delhi to get the bone marrow transplant which is a lifesaving treatment.
According to Nitya's doctors, her condition started to deteriorate due to her medical condition and suggested a bone marrow transplant for her.
On the other hand, Timilsina was living in Australia. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia early this year. Timilsina underwent few cycles of chemotherapy in Australia, but the induction therapy failed twice following which he was given a high dose of chemotherapy.
25/07/20 ANI/New
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