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Condition of Bandra acid attack victim worsens

mumbai Updated: May 28, 2013 01:47 IST
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Bandra acid attack victim, Preeti Rathi, 25, continues to remain critical, doctors at Bombay Hospital have said. While Rathi’s right lung has collapsed, her kidneys have also deteriorated, worsening her condition.

Rathi is in the intensive care unit and requires ventilator support. Doctors are considering skin grafting for the severe burns on her face, chest and hands, once her condition improves.

A team of 14 doctors is treating Rathi for her multiple organ damage. Doctors said they would use donated skin for her skin grafting procedure, which would take some time as her infection will take a while to heal.

On Saturday, doctors performed a surgery to close a hole in her windpipe that they hoped would better her condition.

However, her platelet counts and blood pressure have dropped, worrying doctors. Dr Ashok Gupta, consultant plastic surgeon, said, “We conducted a surgery with the help of an endoscope on Saturday, in which we partially and temporarily closed the hole in her windpipe with glue. But, we do not know how long this surgical procedure will last.”