Ann Maria, Ambulance | Photo: Mathrubhumi / Bureau
Kochi: The condition of the 17-year-old girl, Ann Maria, who suffered a heart attack and was brought to Amrita Hospital in Edapally from St John Hospital in Kattappana on Thursday, continues to remain critical. She is currently under observation for 72 hours in the intensive care unit (ICU) and is being treated by an expert team of the cardiology department, hospital authorities said.
As per reports, all necessary arrangements were made at Amrita Hospital as the hospital authorities were informed in advance that Ann Maria would be shifted to Ernakulam. As of now, doctors have not been able to diagnose any heart-related problems. However, it is learnt that the girl suffers from neurological issues and necessary measures are being taken.
On Thursday, an ambulance had successfully transported the girl by covering 132 km in 2 hours 39 minutes and reached Edappally, thanks to the combined efforts of various officials, the public and the traffic department. Normally it takes more than four hours to cover this route.
The decision to shift the girl was taken at St John Hospital after her condition worsened on Wednesday. Following this, the ambulance left the hospital at 11:37 am and reached Amrita Hospital by 2:17 pm.
Meanwhile, Minister Roshy Augustine also accompanied the ambulance to Kochi, and inquired about the girl’s condition with the doctors.