“You fought like a tigress,” Sonu Sood on demise of a COVID-19 patient he had airlifted

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Published by Diya Khetrapal on 08 May 2021

On Saturday, actor Sonu Sood mourned the death of a seriously ill Covid-19 patient who he had airlifted from Nagpur to Hyderabad in an air ambulance. Bharti, a 25-year-old girl, was transferred to Hyderabad’s Apollo Hospital in April after losing nearly 85-90 per cent of her lungs to COVID-19.

Sonu shared a post on Instagram saying, “Bharti, a young girl from Nagpur whom I airlifted on an air ambulance to Hyderabad passed away last night. Rest In Power My Dear Bharti. You fought the last month like a complete tigress on an Ecmo machine. Even though i never met you, you’ll always hold a very special place in my heart. My condolences to her entire family, I’m going to meet them very soon. life is genuinely unfair at times. “will miss you Bharti.” He captioned it, “This world will always miss you.”

The girl was initially transferred to Nagpur’s Wockhardt hospital for treatment with Sonu’s assistance, but doctors said she needed a lung transplant or other special treatment. Sonu contacted the Apollo Hospitals’ directors, learned about the special care known as ECMO, and was able to get Bharti to the hospital.

Sonu told ANI, “Doctors had said that the chances are 20 per cent and asked me whether I still wanted to go ahead with it. I said ‘Of course. She is a 25-year-old young girl and she will fight the battle hard and she will come out of it stronger.’ That’s why we took this chance and we decided to get an air ambulance and the best team of doctors in the country to treat her. The treatment is going well in Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, and we hope for the best. She will recover and come back soon.”

On the professional front, he recently announced his new film titled Kisaan, directed by E Niwas and backed by filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa. Sonu will star in an upcoming Telugu movie Acharya and in Prithviraj, releasing on November 5.

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