It is like health authorities abandoning the severely injured Dilsukhnagar blast victims, who need long-term bedside assistance after they are discharged from hospitals.
While there are nearly 105 injured blast victims, the State Government is yet to come up with an action plan for their long-term rehabilitation.
A case in point is the 20-year-old engineering student, B. Sravani, who received multiple injuries and is struggling to recover despite being discharged from Care Hospital, Nampally. She is a resident of Saidabad and daughter of Mr. B. Prakash, an auto driver.
The poor relatives of the girl are desperately seeking help. “Her right ear is not functioning. She is unable to move her fingers in the right hand. Her chin is badly damaged, and she has severe back injuries.
During discharge, doctors gave her some medicines, but there is no improvement in her condition. She needs long-term medical care. Why can’t the government provide medical attention to Sravani for a longer time?” asked her relatives.
Sravani’s family members said she was unable to eat anything solid, and that her wounds needed frequent cleaning and bandaging. “We are ill-equipped to give her medical care at home. She has also developed severe back pain, and somebody has to be there with her all through the day. Her mother is yet to recover from the shock, while others around her are daily wage earners,” they said.
Meanwhile, GHMC Floor Leader for the TDP, Singireddy Srinivas Reddy, demanded that all the 105 injured blast victims be immediately shifted to Nizam’s Institute of Medical Science (NIMS). “A special unit should be created at NIMS, and patients like Sravani should be taken there and treated. Besides providing free medicines, all efforts should be made to treat them. There should be a long-term medical plan like frequent medical check-ups,” he said.