Nine injured in Uttar Pradesh’s NTPC blast admitted to Safdarjung burns unit
Three of the nine men, aged between 21 and 57, have suffered 80% burns on torso and face and have got respiratory problems due to inhalation of smoke, soot and carbon monoxide at explosion site. The remaining six have got 25% to 60% burns.delhi Updated: Nov 04, 2017 09:27 IST
Nine of the 100 injured in the explosion at Unchahar power station of NTPC, Rae Bareli, have been admitted to the burns intensive care unit of Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi.
They were flown Thursday night to the Capital as Safdarjung has better facilities to deal with patients with severe burns. Also, the Union health ministry had notified the hospital authorities to be prepared to receive the victims.
Three of the nine men, aged between 21 and 57, have suffered 80% burns on torso and face and have got respiratory problems due to inhalation of smoke, soot and carbon monoxide. The remaining six have got 25% to 60% burns.
“One of the three had to be put on ventilator, while the other two are receiving oxygen on-and-off through (a) mask,” said hospital spokesperson Poonam Dhanda. Doctors are still assessing who needs surgery and when could it be done, she added.
The toll in the boiler tragedy rose to 32, said National Thermal Power Corporation CMD Gurdeep Singh on Friday. The UP administration has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident, while the Centre has also constituted a probe team headed by the NTPC executive director, amid demands for a judicial probe.
Minister of state for health Anupriya Patel met the families of the victims at Safdarjung late Thursday night and assured them of “best possible” medical care.