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2 victims fight for life,others to be discharged soon

The condition of two injured — Ambala-based Aditi Jindal and Sudanese Ahmed Amzad — in the German Bakery blast is critical even as hospitals are planning to discharge others who suffered splinter injuries and compound fractures.

Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Published: February 19, 2010 2:50 am

The condition of two injured — Ambala-based Aditi Jindal and Sudanese Ahmed Amzad — in the German Bakery blast is critical even as hospitals are planning to discharge others who suffered splinter injuries and compound fractures. Aditi Jindal,an interior designing student at a private institute,has also developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Both Aditi and Ahmed have been admitted to Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital. They have suffered deep burns and limb fractures. Aditi’s uncle Dr Rakesh Jindal said she had suffered 35 per cent burns. According to plastic surgeon Dr Sumeet Saxena,Aditi had inhaled hot fumes causing damage to her lungs. One of her limbs has also been amputated while the burns are being medically managed.

Of the six critical patients at the hospital,Dr Saxena said Deepak Bajaj who suffered abdominal trauma and limb fractures and Amrapali Chavan who had multiple organ trauma had been stabilised and were responding well. “Sumeet Singh,a legal consultant with Aditya Birla in Mumbai and a friend of Abhishek Saxena who died in the blast,is also recovering,” said medical superintendent Dr Asha Relwani.

At Jehangir Hospital,three of the 15 blast victims are critical. According to medical superintendent Dr Prasad Muglikar,Suleiman suffered 70 per cent burns while the other two also suffered deep burns. According to Dr Kiran Borude,casualty in-charge at Ruby Hall Clinic,three Iranians — Siavash Aghdair,Kananian Borna and Zolam Faraz — admitted to the hospital were responding well to treatment. Besides Zolam,another patient — Ramani Mohammed Jafer — was also admitted to the intensive care unit with compound fractures and burns.

Waiter’s body still in morgue

The body of Gokul Nepali,the waiter at German Bakery who had been instructed to get the unidentified bag that exploded,is still lying at the Sassoon General Hospital morgue. Doctors said no one had claimed the body so far.

10 lose limbs

As many as 10 of the 43 persons admitted to various hospitals after the German Bakery blast had their legs amputated. Of these,six did not survive while three of them are still in intensive care units.

Dr Asha Relwani,medical superintendent of Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital,said three victims brought to the hospital had mutilated bodies and no limbs while another three had to undergo amputation as their muscles and bones were crushed. The hospital had admitted the maximum number of blast victims. Abhishek Kumar from Lucknow who succumbed to injuries on Tuesday had also lost his leg. “We had to amputate their limbs for saving their lives. Septicemia was setting in and only way to save their lives was to amputate the limbs,” Dr Relwani said. At Jehangir Hospital,medical superintendent Dr Prasad Muglikar said they had two amputations. Aditya Mehta,who succumbed to injuries on Wednesday,had both his legs amputated while his friend Aditi too had an amputation. “High impact blow on their limbs and burns,and no blood supply led to infections in limbs and they had to be amputated.” Dr P S Karmarkar,associate professor in surgery,Sassoon Hospital,said,“Two patients had leg injuries. They had crushed vessels with no blood flow. The only solution is amputation.”

NISHA Nambiar

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