Social activist, Agnes regains consciousness after five days in coma, Amita is stable

After in coma for five days, social activist, Agnes Kharshiing has regained consciousness on Tuesday, but she continues to be on ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit, while her friend, Amita Sangma who has recovered from unconsciousness a few days ago has been able to talk, eat and stable now.

This was updated by Dr. K. K Pandita, the Public Relations Officer of the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in a medical bulletin released here on Tuesday.

“Her (Agnes) condition as on 13.11.18, at 2 pm is that, she has regained consciousness, kidney function has improved, lung function is showing signs of recovery, her vitals are stable, but her condition remains serious, and she continues to be on ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit,” the medical bulletin said.

Dr Pandita said that Agnes’s accomplice, Amita Sangma, had multiple lacerations over head, multiple injuries over both hands (more over right hand) at the time of admission, adding that she (Amita) is being managed in surgical ICU, and is doing well. She is conscious, talking, eating and stable.

Agnes and Amita were brutally attacked with an attempt to kill both of them by a group of more than 30 people after they lodged a complaint with police at Lad Rymbai on the illegal mining and transportation of coal in East Jaiñtia Hills district on November 8.

“Agnes was brought by 108 Ambulance to NEIGRIHMS casualty in an unconscious state, at around 6 pm on November 8, with multiple injuries all over her body. The pulse was feeble, the BP was not recordable and she had difficulty in breathing. She was intubated, and multiple fluids, blood transfusions were given, and her vitals were stabilized, in the casualty of the Institute,” the medical bulletin said.

The medical bulletin also said, “Emergency CT scan of head, thorax and abdomen was done. It showed Bilateral Hemothorax, SDH (blood clot in brain) over left temporoparietal region, fracture of right side ribs (8, 9, 10), and fracture D12.”

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