Indian Mountaineer Anurag Maloo discharged from Mediciti, referred to AIIMS, Delhi

Photo: Barsha Shah

Kathmandu, May 11: Anurag Maloo who was rescued from a crevasses just below the 6,000 m. point at the Mt. Annapurna on April 20 and admitted to the Mediciti Hospital has been taken to Delhi in an air ambulance for further treatment.

Sources at the Mediciti said his condition at the time of discharge was ‘stable’. He has been referred to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi for further treatment.

Maloo had abandoned his mission on April 16 to scale the 8001 m peak just below 291 m of the peak . He fell into the crevasses between camp three on 17th April, and was found and successfully rescued only 68 hours after the accident.

He was airlifted to the Manipal Hospital in Pokhara and brought to Mediciti the same day.

Experts involved in the rescue said it was one of the ‘riskiest ‘recovery in the history of mountain expeditions. His medical recovery was no less of a miracle.

Maloo, 34 was transported to the Tribhuvan International airport around ten past ten in the morning and then put in the air-ambulance that had arrived from Delhi couple of hours earlier.  Sources said three doctors and his brother, Ashish Maloo accompanied him in the aircraft.

‘The frostbite and resultant Gangrene is a long duration treatment and it was a right decision on the part of the family to take him nearer home for further  treatment’, a doctor involved in Maloo’s treatment told Deshsanchar.

According to Chhang Dawa Sherpa, Director at the Seven Summit Treks who led the rescue  operation, it was the ‘riskiest’ rescue operation in the mountains.