Malad wall collapse: One more succumbs, toll now 29

Mumbai: Death toll in the Malad reservoir wall collapse rose to 29 after a patient at the civic-run KEM Hospital succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday evening. According to the doctors, 25-year-old Raju Prakash Bane had a sudden cardiac arrest, which led to his death. He was suffering from an Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Earlier he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of civic-run Kandivali Shatabdi hospital. Three days ago he was shifted to KEM Hospital. “We were treating him conservatively with non-invasive methods because of his injuries. But later his condition started deteriorating and stop responding to treatments. On Tuesday evening suffered a cardiac arrest since in ARDS there are less chances of survival,” said Dr Hemant Deshmukh, Dean, KEM hospital.

Around 50 people injured in the collapse are under treatment in five civic-run hospitals. The injured patients are admitted in three civic-run hospitals - HBT Trauma Care, RN Cooper Hospital, Sion Hospital, KEM and Shatabdi Hospital. Dr Pradeep Angre, medical superintendent of Shatabdi Hospital, said, "Two patients including one senior citizen and a 23-year-old who are admitted in the ICU are recovering and are kept under observation. Within two days, most of the stable patients admitted in general ward will be discharged."

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