Vikhroli cylinder blast: Four victims still battling for life
A day after a cylinder exploded inside a Vikhroli housing society, leaving four of the 12 victims critical, three of the grievously injured are currently being treated at the Kasturba hospital
A day after a cylinder exploded inside a Vikhroli housing society, leaving four of the 12 victims critical, three of the grievously injured are currently being treated at the Kasturba hospital.
Sapna Chauhan being shifted to the burns ward at Kasturba hospital on Saturday. Pic/Sharad Vegda
Vimla Chauhan (50) and Santosh Shinde (32) were shifted from Sion hospital to Kasturba on Sunday after their condition worsened. Vimla’s daughter Sapna (20) was rushed to Kasturba from Rajawadi hospital on Saturday itself.
Doctors at Kasturba hospital said Vimla, Santosh and Sapna are in critical condition, as they have sustained anywhere between 65 per cent and 85 per cent burns.
One of the doctors treating the victims told mid-day, “All three victims admitted in our hospital are critical and are under observation. While Vimla sustained 85 per cent burns, Santosh and Sapna received 75 per cent and 65 per cent burns, respectively. All of them have been kept on ventilatory support system.”
“After their health deteriorated, doctors at the Sion hospital advised us to shift Vimla and Santosh to Kasturba for further treatment,” said Santosh Surve, a friend of the victims.
“The fourth victim, Devman Singh (40), is also critical and is at Sion hospital. He sustained head injuries in the mishap.” Relatives and friends added that they could not shift the victims to the burns centre in Airoli due to high treatment cost.
“We discovered that charges at Airoli’s burns centre are high. Since the victims’ families cannot afford such costly treatment, they were admitted to the civic-run Kasturba hospital,” said a relative.