Agnes released from Hospital

SHILLONG, Dec 10: Agnes Kharshiing who was attacked on November 8 at Sohshrieh, East Jaintia Hills was released from hospital after authorities of North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) deemed her fit to be sent home.

It may be mentioned that her colleague Amita Sangma who was also injured in the incident was released on November 30.

According to NEIGRIHMS, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr KK Pandita said said that since the patient’s condition has gradually improved significantly, it was decided to discharge her with further home medication and medical advice.

The doctors has asked Agnes to attend follow up in OPD of Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and orthopaedics.

Agnes came to NEIGRIHMS with on November 8 with assault wounds.

Dr Pandita said that when she was brought to NEIGRIHMS in the evening of November 8, initially, her blood pressure was unrecordable and Glasgow coma scale (GCS) was low for which the patient was intubated in Emergency and resuscitated.

Her scalp wounds were sutured under all aseptic precaution and she was shifted to ICU with ventilator support.

“The head injury was also managed conservatively,” the PRO said.

After ex-tubation, she was shifted to Neurosurgery ward on November 16.

“Initially, she was disoriented to time, place and person with speech disturbances. Patient condition gradually improved and she underwent fixation of right olecranon fracture (CRIF with CCS) under General anaesthesia on November 28. Post operative period was uneventful,” Dr Pandita said.

Meanwhile, the family members of Agnes, said that she will continue to be in Shillong till further assessments as may be recommended by the specialist team at NEIGRIHMS.

Meanwhile, the family members has thanked all those who were with the family during her recovery.

Agnes and her colleague, Amita were attacked in the afternoon of November 8 at Sohshrieh in East Jaiñtia Hills district by a group of alleged coal mafias for taking photographs of coal-laden trucks.

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