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Artificial heart lung machine cures swine flu affected child in India

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New Delhi: Doctors in India has successfully treated a 12 year old swine flu patient using the artificial heart lung machine. Apollo Children’s Hospitals, Chennai’s leading pediatric hospital and the only hospital in Chennai to house an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine exclusively for children with successful outcomes, has helped a critical H1N1 12 year old Soubhashree survive. The entire treatment regime could cost about Rs 10-45 lakhs in India and could cost Rs 1 crore or more abroad.