Salem accident victims stable

Salem accident victims stable

It can be recalled that seven members of a family from Bangalore were killed and five injured, when a tempo traveller in which they were travelling, met with an accident on Sunday night at Karur near Salem.

The four injured being treated in Bangalore are:  Navya (12), Namrata (17), Ashwini (36) and Kirshna Rao (47). Eleven-year-old Sneha, one of the survivors had been admitted to a hospital in Salem. According to Venlakh Hospital doctors, Girija (50) has sustained rib fracture and is a patient of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Since air has entered the thoracic bone cage area, she and Namrata are being administered intercostal drainage to suck out the air.

“This procedure is done when the lungs get punctured and get stuck between the the thoracic bone cage. As a result, the patient’s lungs cannot expand,” said Dr Mohan Gaekwad, Medical Director of the hospital.

Namrata’s father Krishna Rao will undergo an operation after sustaining fractures of hip, thigh and leg. The patients will have to be kept under observation at least for a week.

Navya, who escaped the accident with minor injuries, was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. She had developed fever and is unable to get over the trauma. Sneha, who was admitted at hospital in Salem, has been shifted to Bangalore. She has already undergone an operation at Salem and will be admitted at the Mahaveer Jain Hospital in the City. She is still unconscious.

The last rites of the deceased were held at the Banashankari crematorium on Tuesday.