Oman accident: Injured doctor to be airlifted to India

Business Wednesday 08/June/2016 20:59 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman accident: Injured doctor to be airlifted to India

Muscat: “He is unaware that he has lost his mother in the accident. He is still unconscious. How can we tell him? He has suffered a brain injury, a fractured rib and injured his facial bone.
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“I am running from pillar to post to make arrangements for him to be airlifted to India. He needs advanced treatment and care. He loved his mother a lot. Her funeral took place in India today. This is a tough time,” said Angel Binoy, the wife of Binoy Mathai, an assistant cardiologist at the Badr Al Samaa Hospital in Ruwi, who was left fighting for life after met with an accident last Friday near Wattayah in Muscat.
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Binoy’s mother, who was also in the car, was killed on the spot when their car was in collision with a lorry last Friday evening.
“As he needs advanced treatment and extra care, I will be airlifting him to India,” she said.
“I have got a ticket for Sunday. I will be taking him to the best hospital in Kochi. As there is a brain injury, it may take at least four months for recovery. Later on too, there will be difficulty in managing the motor ability, however, we hope for the best,” Angel, who is a dentist and is currently completing her higher studies in India, said.
Angel had flown to Muscat following the accident.
“I am pursuing higher studies and we have a small girl child to be taken care of. Alone, it will be a tough time for me,” she said.
Shibu Mohammed, a medic and colleague of Binoy, said his friend is currently out of the intensive care unit.
“However, he is still unconscious. He has shown some progress in responding to commands. We are praying for his speedy recovery,” Shibu said, after visiting the injured doctor in Khoula Hospital.
K.O. Devassy, a senior official at the Badr Al Samaa Hospitals Group, said a medic had accompanied Binoy’s mother’s mortal remains to India on Tuesday.
His mother had been with Binoy for the last six years in Muscat. According a report by the National Centre for Statistics and Information released in May, traffic accidents in Oman have decreased by 32.5 per cent.
“The number of such accidents stood at 1,413 by the end of April this year. They resulted in 210 deaths and 903 injuries. While the number of injuries also dropped by 22.8 per cent, data showed the death rate rose by 1.4 per cent,” the report added.