Air Chief Marshal visits Army R & R Hospital to inquire about Hanumanthappa’s health

New Delhi, Feb. 10 (ANI): Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Wednesday visited Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here to inquire about the health of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who is still in critical condition.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh had yesterday visited Hanumanthappa, who was miraculously found alive after remaining buried under huge mass of snow for six days at Siachen Glacier.

The entire nation is praying for the recovery of Hanuamanthappa, who remains extremely critical due to the complications caused by re-warming and establishment of blood flow to the cold parts of the body.

Meanwhile, Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to Hanumanthappa’s mother and prayed for his well-being.

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa is currently in a comatose state and continues to be in shock with low blood pressure, an army statement released on Tuesday said.

The soldier has been put on ventilator in the ICU of Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here and remains “extremely critical”.

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, who hails from Karnataka, was flown to Delhi on Tuesday morning in a special air ambulance and admitted to the hospital. (ANI)

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