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Man in coma for 52 days to be airlifted home to Kerala

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Abu Dhabi: An Indian expat who was in a coma for 52 days following a stroke will be airlifted to India on Thursday, Gulf News reported.

Mustafa Kandath Vallapil, 53, who worked as a supervisor with LuLu Hypermarket in Abu Dhabi, will be sent to Kerala in an air ambulance arranged by the LuLu Group.

His son Sabil Mustafa said that his father had collapsed while on duty at the vegetable section of the hypermarket in Khalidiya Mall on March 16.

He was admitted to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi where he has been undergoing treatment. However, doctors and family decided to move the patient to his home town Kerala, for which the air ambulance had to be arranged.

“We do not have to pay hospital bills because he has insurance coverage. Now, the air ambulance which will cost AED140,000 is sponsored by his company,” said Sabil.

A medical team will accompany Mustafa, who is now on a ventilator. After the air ambulance reaches Kochi International Airport in Kerala, he will be shifted to a local hospital.