On the road to recovery

Jyothi Uday has right-side paralysis and will take around four months to recover, doctors say

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:56 pm IST

Published - November 21, 2013 12:09 am IST - Bangalore:

The condition of 44-year-old Jyothi Uday, who was attacked inside an ATM kiosk on Tuesday morning, is improving, according to doctors attending on her.

“She has suffered right-side paralysis as a broken bone from her skull pierced the brain, damaging it. However, she is conscious and is able to speak. She is improving, but might need at least three to four months to recover completely,” said N.K. Venkataramana, chief neurosurgeon and vice-chairman of BGS Global Hospitals, where she has been admitted.

Asked if she uttered anything specific, the doctor said: “When Home Minister K.J. George, who visited her at the hospital, asked her how she was feeling, she said that she was better. We are not allowing her to speak much because she is still tired and needs ample rest.”

He said Ms. Uday may not need anymore surgeries and would be managed medically. “She had a major neurosurgical operation on Tuesday. The bone fragments inside the brain have been removed and the brain covering has been repaired. The fractured skull bones have also been reset,” Dr. Venkataramana explained.

He said the hospital’s plastic surgical team performed reconstruction of the nose and facial injuries as her face was also severely damaged.

“When she was brought to the hospital, she was tired and drowsy as she had lost a lot of blood. Although she is better today, she is continuously undergoing blood transfusion,” he said, adding that a team of 10 neurosurgeons was closely monitoring Ms. Uday in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit.

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