10 amputations so far: Six don’t survive,three in ICU

As many as 10 of the 43 persons admitted to various hospitals after the German Bakery blast had their legs amputated....

Written by Nisha Nambiar | Pune | Published: February 19, 2010 12:20:29 am

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 Saxena from Lucknow who succumbed to injuries on Tuesday had also lost a leg. “We had to amputate their limbs to save their lives. Septicemia was setting in and the 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 PS Karmarkar,associate professor in surgery,Sassoon General Hospital,said,“Two patients had leg injuries. They had crushed vessels with no blood flow. Little can be done to retrieve it and the only solution is amputation.”

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

Of the six critical patients at the hospital,Deepak Bajaj who suffered abdominal trauma and limb fractures and Amrapali Chavan who had multiple organ trauma had been stabilised and were responding to treatment.

At Jehangir Hospital,three of the 15 blast victims — Rajeev Agarwal,Suleiman Anas Elafatih and Vikas Tulsiani — 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.

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