Doctors in Wuhan have successfully treated a critical COVID-19 patient with a double lung transplant and taken him off life support after a record-setting 62 days.
Cui’s condition started to get worse after which he was put on a ventilator. Cui Zhiqiang, 65, is now China’s longest surviving patient to be supported by an artificial ECMO lung machine.
Cui was hooked up to the life support between February 18 and April 22 at the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University. As per reports, he started showing coronavirus symptoms in mid-January and the doctors confirmed that he was contracted with the deadly disease on February 7.