Hyderabad

Loco pilot’s condition still critical

His pulse started to drop during extrication process

Loco pilot L Chandrasekhar’s condition, who suffered multiple fractures and other complications, continued to be critical on Wednesday. Doctors at CARE Hospitals, Nampally, did not take up any surgery till the evening.

Mr Chandrasekhar was caught in the mangled coach of the MMTS train which rammed another train a little away from the Kacheguda railway station on Monday morning. Rescue teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and South Central Railway (SCR) had to cut through the metal in the coach to extricate him.

According to fresh details provided by Railways officials, the loco-pilot’s condition started to worsen from the point he was trapped in the coach — the SCR’s medical team and para medics, who managed to locate his forearm during the extrication process, found that his pulse was weak.

After searching further, they managed to locate a vein of Mr Chandrasekhar. He was put on Intra Venous (IV) fluids and provided with oxygen with face mask.

However, they observed that his blood pressure and pulse were dropping. He was finally pulled out from the coach after eight hours.

While being rushed to the CARE Hospitals, Mr Chandrasekhar suffered cardiac arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was performed to revive him. The hospital doctors earlier said that he had suffered fractures in ribs and was provided with Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), which was used when kidneys were injured, with reduced urine output. Besides, supply of blood to his legs had decreased.

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