M. Nagaiah, grandfather of Abhinandu and Sharath, who were injured in the Masaipet accident, had been running around the corridors of Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, since morning to have an update on the condition of his grandchildren.
In the chaos and confusion that prevailed at Yashoda hospital on Friday morning, Nagaiah, like several other relatives was waiting for some news about Abhinandu and Sharath. “I came to the hospital in the morning, but I am yet to hear anything about my grandchildren. They are not even letting me go and see them,” the panic-stricken villager said. He had some cause for worry, as his grandchild Sharath’s condition was serious.
Oou of the 20 children undergoing treatment at the hospital, the condition of Darshan Goud improved on Friday. According to the doctors, the condition of nine others was stable, while that of seven others remained critical and that of three, ‘very very critical’.
Condition of six-year-old Darshan Goud, son of Swamy and Pushpa Goud improved from critical to stable. Hospital’s Medical Director, Dr. A. Lingaiah, said the children were responding well to the treatment. “Of them Vaishnavi’s condition is precarious. We had operated on four children on Thursday, and plan to do so on another eight of them by Friday evening,” he mentioned.
Talking to presspersons, Dr. Lingaiah said that two children were taken off ventilator support. However, by evening, another boy, Darshan Goud was also taken off ventilator support. Asked about the children whose condition was described as ‘very very critical’, he said, “It’s very difficult to tell now.”
Dr. Lingaiah stated that Vaishnavi, whose condition is the most serious among all the 19 children undergoing treatment, had a lacerated spleen and liver. “Also, there are others with head injuries. The situation of those who are in critical condition may go this or that way,” he said and added that all the children also suffered from mental trauma.
“We are allowing parents to meet the children, as they feel better on seeing them. However, they are allowed in the ICU briefly once or twice a day,” apprised Dr. Lingaiah. Asked if the children will be able to lead normal life after treatment, he said, “The stable ones may become normal again, but we will have to observe the ones whose condition is critical.”