Kerala Man In UAE Recovers From Covid, “Escaped From Jaws Of Demise”

He endured a number of complexities throughout his battle with Covid


A 38-year-old Indian frontline warrior within the UAE was on Thursday discharged from hospital after he made a miraculous restoration from COVID-19 that critically broken his lungs and left him in an unconscious state for six months.

Arunkumar M Nair, an OT technician who fought the pandemic on the frontlines, breathed with the help of a man-made lung (ECMO machine) throughout his half-year-long battle towards COVID-19.

Throughout the interval, he endured a number of complexities, together with a cardiac arrest. He additionally underwent a number of procedures, equivalent to tracheostomy and bronchoscopy.

In honour of his service to the nation and his preventing spirit, VPS Healthcare, a multinational healthcare group, introduced him with a monetary assist of Rs 50 lakh.

His Emirati colleagues handed over him the monetary help at a operate organised at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi on Thursday to have fun his miraculous restoration, in keeping with an announcement by the hospital.

The healthcare group will provide a job to his spouse and can take up the bills of the training of his baby.

Nair, hailing from Kerala, was shifted to a common room within the hospital lower than a month in the past. For over 5 months, he was within the ICU on a life-support system.

“I don’t keep in mind something. I do know I had barely escaped from the jaws of dying,” Mr Nair stated.

“It’s the energy of the prayers of my household, mates, and a whole bunch of others that I’m alive immediately,” he stated.

Mr Nair contracted COVID-19 in mid-July 2021 whereas working as a part of the COVID-19 activity pressure at LLH Hospital, Abu Dhabi. He has been working as an OT Technician on the hospital since 2013, the assertion stated.

After testing constructive for COVID-19, Mr Nair moved to a quarantine facility however after just a few days, his situation worsened and he was discovering it troublesome to breathe.

He was shifted to hospital and an intensive checkup discovered his lungs have been severely contaminated. On July 31, the medical doctors put him on ECMO help as he couldn’t breathe naturally. He got here out of ECMO help after 118 days.

Mr Nair confirmed indicators of enchancment to start with and responded properly to remedy however steadily, the progress declined and his situation worsened.

He had not communicated in regards to the sickness to his household in India and had simply knowledgeable them that he wouldn’t make any calls as a result of a particular association within the responsibility.

“We didn’t suspect something improper as he was working as a part of the COVID-19 activity pressure. However once we acquired the decision from the hospital, we couldn’t imagine it,” stated his spouse, Jenny George, who can also be a healthcare employee.

She secured a visa and travelled to Abu Dhabi to be together with her husband.

“The information got here as an enormous blow for Arun’s mother and father and me. We have been damaged and prayed for his good well being and speedy restoration,” she stated, including that he was planning to come back house for housewarming in August.

Dr. Tarig Ali Mohamed Elhassan, Division head of cardiac surgical procedure at Burjeel Hospital, who handled Nair since starting, stated his situation was essential from day one.

“His lungs had failed, and it was past restore. He was respiratory solely with the help of an ECMO machine. And this continued for about 118 days. In a standard case, the restoration would have been unimaginable. Because of this Arun’s restoration is a miracle to all of us,” Mr Tarig stated.

He’ll fly again to India along with his household quickly to go to his mother and father and proceed his physiotherapy there. He’s assured to hitch again on responsibility subsequent month.

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