The first Indian patient in China affected by the deadly coronavirus has sought India’s help for medical treatment.
Women named Preeti Maheshwari, who is a primary art school teacher at the International School of Science and Technology, Shenzhen has been diagnosed with coronavirus. She is suffering from coronavirus pneumonia, type 1 respiratory failure, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and septic shock.
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Her brother, who is an employee at Amazon in Bengaluru, has sought financial help for her treatment from the Indian embassy in Beijing. He has also sought help from several healthcare crowd funding to help him arrange the funds.
Maheshwari is currently admitted at the Shekou Hospital in Shenzhen, China, and is on external respiratory support, ventilators, dialysis and blood purification process.
Her brother says that the cost of treatment is rising day by day. Currently, the treatment price has been bided at 10 lakh Chinese Yuan, which is Rs. 1 crore in Indian currency.
The embassy on Thursday started two hotlines +8618612083629 and +8618612083617 for Indians who want to get in touch with their relatives in China.
Due to the outbreak of virus China, after Wuhan, has now barred transportation in and out of 13 other cities. Currently, as many as 41 million people are stranded in China. The Novel Coronavirus has killed 26 people in China with 830 other confirmed cases of infection.
Countries like South Korea, France, the USA, and more have reported cases of coronavirus in recent days.
As far as India is concerned, no coronavirus positive person in the country has been reported just yet. However, seven people in Kerala are under observation. Indian airports also have started screening passengers from China.
China has also shut down Disneyland in the country and called off the Lunar New Year celebration.