Israeli defence attaché's wife Tal Yehoshua Koren, who was seriously injured in Monday's car blast here, continues to be in a “critical but stable condition,” according to doctors.
Three others injured in the attack were discharged from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Monday night. “None of them suffered any major injuries and after administering them basic medical aid, we kept the three under observation. Since they responded well to treatment, we decided to discharge them last [Monday] night,” said hospital Medical Superintendent T.S. Sidhu.
The car driver has, however, been admitted to Primus Super Speciality Hospital in Chanakyapuri and kept under observation.
Dr. Arun Bhanot, who is heading a team looking after Ms. Koren at Primus Super Speciality Hospital, said: “The patient underwent two surgeries last [Monday] night. Her medical condition has improved though she continues to be critical. During the surgery, we have removed major shrapnel from the spine that was causing pressure build up there, and had also cut through a nerve. There are, however, more metal objects in the body. It is the patient's spine, liver and lungs that have taken the impact of the blast.”
When Ms. Koren, who is also an embassy official, was brought to the hospital on Monday night, she was in a state of shock. She was offered medical assistance to stabilise the vital parameters, following which her injuries were assessed and the surgeries carried out.
“Her vital parameters are now stable,” said Dr. Bhanot.
Israeli doctors arrive
Meanwhile, two doctors from Israel have joined the team of Indian doctors looking after Ms. Koren. She is expected to be flown back home after her condition stabilises.
“But she will be permitted to fly out only after a team of doctors clears her fit to undertake the journey,” he added.