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Free treatment to injured: Naveen

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the state Govt would provide free treatment to all those injured in the derailment of Coromandel Express and extend them all possible help.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2009 14:49 IST

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced that the state government would provide free treatment to all those injured in the derailment of Coromandel Express and extend them all possible help.

"We are providing doctors, para-medics and ambulances and other teams to treat all the injured persons of the train accident," Patnaik said after visiting the accident site near Jajpur and the injured passengers at hospital in Cuttack.

At least 46 injured have been shifted to the Cuttack hospital since last night. Out of whom 31 are currently undergoing treatment, while the rest have been discharged.

Most of the injured have received multiple injuries and are now undergoing treatment in surgery, orthopaedic and neuro-surgery department of the hospital.

"Among the injured, condition of three passengers is stated to be critical but they are out of danger," said the hospital doctors and Health Secretary Mona Sharma.

At least 100 doctors, 300 paramedics and scores of voluntary organisation members have been attending to the patients.