Saturday, July 08, 2023

ICG airlifts patient from Lakshadweep

Kochi: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Friday successfully evacuated a critically-ill person from Agatti Island, Lakshadweep, braving extreme weather conditions.

The 48-year-old man reportedly suffered a stroke and he was evacuated in a Dornier aircraft of the ICG.

The patient was in an unconscious state at the Government Hospital, Androth. He was first shifted from Androth to Agatti (170km) and then from Agatti to Kochi (450km).

The ICG authorities at Kavaratti and Androth coordinated the safe evacuation of the patient. The aircraft landed at Kochi naval airport at 2.38pm. An ambulance was on standby at the airport and the patient was shifted to Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, for further medical assistance.

08/07/2023 Times of India

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