Radiation victims recovering in army hospitalMay 14th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The two people, who were taken ill after an accidental radiation exposure to nuclear waste at a Delhi scrap market last month, are recovering well in an army hospital and would be discharged, an official said Friday.
“Their condition is clinically stable and free of any infection or bleeding… (They will be) released from the hospital in a day or two,” Lt. Gen. Naresh Kumar said,
Kumar is the commandant of the army’s Research and Referral hospital in the national capital where Deepak Jain, 32, and Ajay Jain, 40, were admitted last month with low blood counts due to bone marrow suppression following exposure to Cobalt-60 at a scrap shop in Mayapuri of the city.
“Ajay Jain’s wound is healing well. Doctors will continue to closely monitor the condition of the two patients,” he said.
“Volunteer donors having 100 percent matching Human Lymphocyte Antigen (HLA) have been kept on standby for bone marrow transplant if their condition worsens,” Kumar added.
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