The child was infected by Covid-19 about four months ago in September and all his organs were severely affected.
The first patient put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar has successfully recovered.
The 22-month-old girl from Dhenkanal who was suffering from Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP), a rare disease in the lungs, was discharged on Saturday.
She was referred from another hospital after she complained of respiratory problems including fever, cough, and pneumonia.
There was a risk of the ventilatory and other support damaging the organs, hence ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) was presented as an alternate option
Kumari Ranjana, a professor of mathematics from Delhi, admitted to Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon on May 15, was suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Another 38-year-old female Covid patient hailing from Balangir, admitted to the department too is being administered the treatment.
"The facility is among the largest in Eastern India. This will be helpful to treat critical patients affected by Covid. We will not have to airlift and send them to metro cities,” said the CM.
“All BPL families, ration card holders and low income certificate holders will be provided free ECMO treatment at the premier hospital,” said Dr Mohanty.
After testing positive for COVID-19 in April end, Mudijja developed breathing difficulties before being referred to Rela Hospital.