The condition of Tal-Yehoshua Koren, wife of the Defence Attaché in the Israeli Embassy here, who sustained extensive splinter injuries in the car blast near the 7 Race Course residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday continues to be critical but stable, according to doctors.

The condition of three others, including Manoj Sharma, driver of the embassy car, injured in the attack and admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Trauma Centre is also said to be stable.

Dr. N.D. Khurana, Chief Operating Officer of Primus Super Speciality (a private hospital) in Chanakyapuri where Ms. Koren is admitted, said: “The lady was brought in with multiple splinter injuries on her spine, back, and perforation in parts of her liver. She was in a state of shock. Medical help was offered to her to ensure that she was able to cope with the shock. After her medical parameters were stabilised, a team of doctors assessed her injuries.”

“After stabilising, the patient was rushed for surgery to remove the splinters. The patient's condition is now critical, but stable. We will be able to provide a full report on her medical condition and the extent of her injuries only after doctors complete the surgery and consider the patient response to the treatment being offered to her,” added Dr. Khurana.

Under observation

On the others injured, RML Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. T.S. Sidhu said: “The three injured in the attack have sustained injuries on their arms, hands and eye. All the three are out of danger and are responding to treatment.” The driver of the Innova, Manoj Singh (40), a resident of Basant Gaon, sustained injuries on the right eye lid. Arun Sharma (40) and Manjir Singh (75), who were behind the car that was targeted, and were injured when the windscreen of their car shattered, were doing well after medical assistance, he said.

“All the three have been kept under observation. Both Arun and Manjit have sustained injuries on their arms and hand because of the shattered windscreen. We will try to discharge both of them by Monday night, while Manoj will be discharged only on Tuesday. He is being kept in the hospital to ensure that he is fit and under no stress due to the shock of the attack,” said Dr. Sidhu.

A representative of the Israeli Embassy in Delhi visited the injured at the RML Hospital in the evening and spoke to relatives and doctors attending to the injured.

Driver recollects

Meanwhile, Manoj's relatives, who were outside the Trauma Centre ward where he is under observation, said he was out of danger. “He is fine and we have been asked by the Delhi Police not to speak to the media. Manoj, however, said he remembered the car suddenly shuddering violently and a big ball of fire tearing through the rear part of the car,” said the relative.

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