Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Amid the pandemic and suspension of global commercial flights, an international patient travelled by a chartered flight for treatment at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), an official said here on Saturday.
The KDAH welcomed the 25-year-old Omani man who needed extensive rehabilitation after an aneurysm bleed followed by a surgery in Germany.
The patient was expected to travel to India in March, but he couldn't due the Covid-19 lockdown. After a wait of several months, an arrangement was made to shift him by a charter air ambulance.
Last week, the patient along with an attendant applied for medical visa at the Indian embassy in Muscat.
“Both the patient and the attendant underwent Covid-19 test before departure. They tested negative, and landed here on Friday. He has been admitted to the KDAH under the care of Dr Abhishek Srivastava and Dr Navita Purohit,” said a hospital spokesperson.
The KDAH medicos have thanked the government for helping the patient come to India for treatment in the Covid times.