The evacuation from the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kavaratti, to Kochi was done by the southern naval command (SNC) on a request received from the administration of Lakshadweep and Minicoy, according to a defence press release here.
Cheriyabi PP (43), a resident of Kalpeni, was critically ill as she has been suffering from cerebro vascular accident (CVA) with cerebral haemorrhage and in need of urgent medical evacuation to the mainland, the release said.
The naval liaison team at Kavaratti provided assistance in transferring the patient, along with medical escort, to the helicopter, the release said.
The patient, along with the escort, was flown to INS Garuda, Naval base, Kochi, for handing over to a medical team for further treatment at VPS Lakeshore Hospital at Ernakulam.
The island administration and naval officer in- charge (L&M), in consultation with SNC, coordinated the entire activity for the swift evacuation of the patient to the mainland, it added.
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