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Navy airlifts comatose woman from Lakshadweep to Kochi

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

: An urgent medical of a comatose patient from a hospital in to was carried out by the Thursday.

The from the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kavaratti, to was done by the (SNC) on a request received from the administration of 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 to the mainland, the release said.

A naval advanced light helicopter (ALH) was immediately launched by the from INS Garuda, with medical personnel to evacuate the patient from to

The naval liaison team at 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 at Ernakulam.

The island 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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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 20:11 IST