Sri Lanka blasts victim airlifted to Bengaluru

Purushotham Reddy, who survived Sunday’s serial blast in Sri Lanka, was brought to the Manipal Hospital here after being airlifted from the island nation.

Reddy (45) is the brother-in-law of S R Nagaraj, who was among the dead at the Shangri-La Hotel attacked on Easter day. Reddy was brought to the city with injuries to his head, chest and spine.

Dr Sudarshan Ballal, medical director of Manipal Hospitals, said Reddy is receiving treatment at the hospital’s multidisciplinary critical care unit. “He already underwent a surgery for his chest injuries at a hospital in Colombo.” 

Serious, but stable

“Right now, he’s in a serious condition, but stable. He is being treated by a neurologist, spine surgeon, cardiovascular surgeon and surgical gastroenterologist. He’s on ventilator, but is being evaluated, stabilised and is undergoing appropriate treatment,” Dr Ballal said.

Reddy, Nagaraj and a couple of others from Bengaluru were vacationing in Sri Lanka. They were hit while having breakfast at the hotel.

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