Godil's life is out of dan­ger: doc­tors

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI: The con­di­tion of Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment (MQM) leader Ab­dul Rashid Godil has sta­bilised and his life is out of dan­ger, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by Li­aquat Na­tional Hos­pi­tal on Tues­day.

Ad­dress­ing media per­son­nel, LNH spokesper­son said that Godil's con­di­tion has grad­u­ally im­proved and he was able to walk with the as­sis­tance of doc­tors. Rizvi added that no de­ci­sion has yet been made to shift the Mut­tahida leader from the In­ten­sive Care Unit (ICU). He said that although Godil still had a bullet lodged in his ribs, the bullet did not pose a threat to his life. LNH spokesper­son, while talk­ing about the mea­sures taken by the hos­pi­tal for the se­cu­rity of the wounded leader, said that even the staff work­ing on the floor where Godil is be­ing treated are searched to en­sure his se­cu­rity.

Ear­lier on Mon­day, Li­aquat Na­tional Hos­pi­tal spokesper­son An­jum Rizvi had said that Rashid Godil is now able to eat food and drink liq­uids, and that his con­di­tion had con­sis­tently im­proved af­ter be­ing taken off the ven­ti­la­tor. Rizvi also stated that the MQM leader had sat on a wheel­chair on Sun­day, and that his gain­ing of full con­scious­ness was a pos­i­tive step in his path to a full re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. MQM leader Rashid Godil was crit­i­cally wounded af­ter uniden­ti­fied armed men opened fire at his ve­hi­cle near his res­i­dence in Karachi's Ba­hadurabad area on Au­gust 18 fol­low­ing which he un­der­went emer­gency surgery at the Li­aquat Na­tional Hos­pi­tal (LNH). Ac­cord­ing to doc­tors, Godil was hit by five bul­lets (two in the neck and three in the chest and stom­ach).

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