Several of those injured are on road to recovery, but some need weeks of care

Several of those injured are on road to recovery, but some need weeks of care
Several of those injured in the building collapse at Eijipura seem to be recovering while others will take weeks of recovery before they can be discharged from the hospital.

Three-year-old Sanjana, who sustained severe burns and lost her parents in the tragedy, has been admitted to Victoria Hospital. Dr Ramesh K T, the head of plastic surgery at the hospital, said: “She has deep burns which are more than 60%. She has been given painkillers. It will take close to a month for her to recover.”

Janaki (31) has around 20% burns while 18-year-old Dilip sustained around 30% burns and fractured the thigh. It will take sometime before they can go home. They are able to talk and are better than the previous day, Dr Ramesh added.

Dr Yogishwarappa C N, the head of plastic surgery at Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, said two of the three injured people were discharged after they asked for it.

“One of them had minor abrasions. The 32-year-old man who had around 20% burns and a fractured pelvic bone was discharged as he said he will continue treatment in a hospital near his home,” he said.

Asha (21) has around 30% burns, which is serious enough to keep her under observation for at least a week. Chitra (42), another injured, is being treated at St Philomena’s Hospital. Doctors said she would be discharged soon as her injury was not serious. The tragedy has taken a mental toll on her, they added.

This apart, one of the four firemen injured during the rescue operations is being treated at Hosmat Hospital while others have been discharged. According to doctors, his injury is serious and he needs rest of at least four weeks before he can resume work.
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