Last month, Bollywood actor and humanitarian Sonu Sood, got a critically ill Covid-19 patient airlifted in an air ambulance from Nagpur to Hyderabad, to get special treatment done.
However, the actor informed on Saturday that the girl, whose name was Bharti had passed away on Friday night.
Sonu took to Twitter and wrote, “Bharti, a young girl from Nagpur whom I airlifted on an air ambulance to Hyderabad passed away last night. She battled for her life on an ECMO machine for a month. My heart goes out to the family members and everyone who prayed for her. Wish I could save her. Life is so unfair.”
The 25-year-old girl, who had lost almost 85-90 per cent of her lungs due to COVID, with Sonu's help had been shifted to Wockhardt hospital, Nagpur for her treatment.
The doctors had said that she needed a lung transplant or some special treatment which was only possible in Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.
Sonu got in touch with the directors of the Apollo Hospitals and came to know that there is a special treatment called ECMO in which artificial pumping of blood happens to the body so as to take the pressure away from the lungs.
The entire setup for this ECMO treatment had to come from Hyderabad with the six doctors, a day in advance, which is why the airlift had to be done in an air ambulance.
Sonu managed to get things sorted out and get Bharti the best of the treatment at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.
Sonu had said, "Doctors had said that the chances are 20 per cent and asked me whether I still wanted to go ahead with it. I said 'Of course. She is a 25-year-old young girl and she will fight the battle hard and she will come out of it stronger.' That's why we took this chance and we decided to get an air ambulance and the best team of doctors in the country to treat her. The treatment is going well in Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, and we hope for the best. She will recover and come back soon."
Bharti's father is a retired railway officer.
With ANI inputs