“He is fighting (for life) and we are helping him,” is what JJ Reddy, senior doctor at Yashoda hospital, Malakpet, says about the condition of 25-year-old Ravi, who is battling for life at the hospital after suffering severe injuries in the Dilsukhnagar bomb blasts.
Even as a majority of the injured persons admitted to the hospital are recovering and getting discharged, Ravi’s condition is still a cause of concern. Since his admission to the hospital on the night of February 21, the SI aspirant went through various surgeries.
“The shrapnels pierced from the right side of the body and came out from the left. They cut through the large and small intestines. He suffered fractures on his legs and hands. He is still on ventilator,” Dr Reddy explains.
Oral soft diet will help, but it is not possible as his intestines are not yet ready to accept food. “The next 4-5 days are crucial for him. He is fighting,” he says.
Ravi is one of the 11 persons who are being treated at the hospital. The condition of another seriously injured person, Panduranga Reddy, is improving slowly, and the others have been shifted to general wards and are ready to be discharged in the coming days.
Panduranga Reddy (21) has come out of the critical stage and is out of ventilator. “He started taking food, but still in the ICU. His left leg had been amputated and the left eye had to be removed,” the doctors explained.
Meanwhile, V Rajitha, an MBA student from Islamia engineering college, Chandrayangutta, is yet to cope up with what had happened. Her right leg had to be amputated from the hip region.
Hailing from a beedi worker’s family from Nizamabad, Rajitha wanted to take up the family burden after completing her MBA. “She came to Dilsukhnagar along with Swapna (who died) to purchase books for her project work,” Ramesh, the girl’s relative said.
Re-admitted: At the Omni hospital, the condition of the four patients who are being treated there is stable.
V Naveen, a B.Tech final year student, got re-admitted after he complained of fever and vomiting after his discharge a couple of days ago. “Naveen was shifted to a nearby hospital soon after the blasts and the wound on his head was sutured. Later, he was shifted to Omni, where doctors performed a surgery and removed shrapnel from his head. He was discharged after two days,” Naveen’s friend, Raj Kumar said.
Omni hospital RMO Dr G Manjunath said the four injured are recovering and are stable. “We have to perform surgeries on these patients as they either suffered fractures or their flesh got torn away due to the blasts. They would be discharged soon, but some of them need bed rest for a couple of months,” he said.