Three out of 14 sur­vivors dis­charged af­ter treat­ment

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI - SWAPNIL MISHRA

More than 50 peo­ple were in­jured in a mas­sive fire which broke out at 12.30 am at '1 Above' restau­rant in Ka­mala Mills com­pound on Thurs­day mid­night.

Three peo­ple out of 14 peo­ple have been dis­charged from the Bha­tia Hos­pi­tal as they sus­tain mi­nor in­juries and rest are kept un­der ob­ser­va­tion and will be dis­charged in next three days.

Ac­cord­ing to the doc­tor, vic­tims sus­tain 10 to 30 per cent burn in­juries due to which few pa­tients were given dis­charged af­ter proper med­i­ca­tion and treat­ment. “As most of the pa­tients who were in­jured had taken Dis­charge Against Med­i­cal Ad­vice (DAMA) and were get­ting treat­ment in Bha­tia hos­pi­tal,” added doc­tor.

Mayank Parekh, one of the vic­tims who suf­fered mi­nor in­juries stated “The in­ci­dent has shocked me badly and would be start­ing a cam­paign on social me­dia alert­ing peo­ple to take pre­cau­tion while step­ping in a pubs, clubs and bars or any il­le­gal struc­ture so that no more in­no­cent lives would be claimed.”

He added peo­ple should com­plain if any pub lack fire safety pre­cau­tions. “Luck­ily my friends are safe with whom I was par­ty­ing. But un­for­tu­nately I sus­tained su­per­fi­cial burn in­juries on my right hand,” said Parekh

Dr Ashok Shah, burn unit head of Bha­tia hos­pi­tal, said “The crit­i­cal pa­tient suf­fered around 30 to 35 per­cent burn in­jury. The burn ar­eas are both the hands, head and whole back. At the mo­ment no surgery is re­quired.”

He added that be­cause of the deep and se­vere burn he is crit­i­cal. All his in­ter­nal or­gans are be­ing mon­i­tored care­fully and as of now are nor­mal. “The pa­tient is be­ing ad­min­is­tered col­la­gen dress­ing and is on an­tibi­otics. Reg­u­lar dress­ings is be­ing done to avoid any in­fec­tion since the skin is lost,” Shah added.

Mayank Parekh

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