Parents of boy injured in paragliding mishap seek State Govt's help

Gangtok, 09 Apr:

Parents of 11-year-old Vivyaan Ojha who was seriously injured in an unfortunate paragliding accident that occurred at Reshithang in East Sikkim on 03 Apr have sought help from the state government to airlift their son in an Air Force chopper.

It may be recalled, the incident took place on 03 Apr when the line on the parachute snapped before landing and the paraglider pilot, Santosh Rai, along with the passenger, Vivyaan from Kolkata who is a student of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, crashed into the concrete gallery at Khel Gaon in Reshithang. The pilot from Gangtok was declared brought dead in the hospital while Vivyaan is currently undergoing treatment at the Central Referral Hospital here in Gangtok.

Speaking to the media, mother of Vivyaan said, “He is improving but is still in a critical condition. We want help from the Sikkim government to coordinate with the Air Force for airlifting my son as he cannot be taken via road. The doctors here have said that he needs to be under observation for another four days.”

Refuting some news reports regarding the carelessness of CRH doctors in treating the patient properly, she said, “We request the media to stop sensationalizing the issue. The doctors and the members of Paragliding Association have been very supportive throughout.”