The next 72 hours will be critical for determining her survival chances.
Mumbai: The condition of one of the five persons injured in the of Gokhale bridge pedestrian pathway collapse in Andheri, house-help Asmita Katkar (40), who sustained severe brain injuries, worsened and has been said to be in a “vegetative” state, said sources at the Cooper Hospital where her treatment is underway. The next 72 hours will be critical for determining her survival chances.
Meanwhile, another ‘critical’ victim, daily wager Girdhari Singh (40), is out of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and has been declared ‘out of danger’. All the medical expenses were borne by the railway.
Katkar was returning home after dropping her son Siddhesh (6) at school, when the mishap happened. Her husband Lahu said, “We are just praying for her to get better.”
The other injured, Dwarka Prasad Sharma (47) and Girdhari Singh (40), were operated upon and their condition was declared to be stable. Prasad suffered injuries on both his legs while Singh sustained multiple fractures on his left arm along with abdominal trauma.
Medical superintendent Dr Rajesh Sukhdeve of Cooper Hospital, said, “She underwent multiple surgeries and is now under ventilation.”