UP Govt sanctions estimated amount of Rs 1.50 crore for lung transplant of frontline woman doctor
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned an amount estimated to be around Rs 1.50 crore for financially assisting a woman doctor, who was working in the COVID ward despite being pregnant but contracted the infection and presently is in urgent need of a lung transplant costing around Rs 70 lakh.
As per a recent media report in Hindustan Times, the doctor has been identified as a 30-year-old PG student of Gynaecology Department who was extending her services at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Science.
The doctor served in the COVID ward during her pregnancy as well, however, she tested positive for Sars-CoV-2 infection in April. She recovered from COVID but her lungs got damaged. Hence, she needed 100 percent oxygen support. She delivered a baby girl in May and the baby's condition is stable.
The doctor is currently being monitored by a dedicated medical team of the institute. Her husband is also a resident doctor at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences