A Surat-based anaesthetist who was put on ECMO after he endangered his life to treat another patient has recovered, according to a release from MGM Healthcare in the city.
Dr.Sanket Mehta risked his life to intubate a patient in the intensive care unit of a Surat hospital where he too had been admitted for complications from COVID-19. Dr. Mehta removed his oxygen support lines to intubate a patient who required ventilator care in the same ICU. Dr. Mehta was off oxygen support for 15-20 minutes, which led to his having to be put on ECMO because of respiratory failure. As his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to MGM Healthcare.