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Woman injured in police action remains critical

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NEW DELHI: The condition of Raj Bala, the woman who sustained serious spinal injuries during the police action at Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday morning, remains critical. She was operated upon at G.B. Pant Hospital on Sunday and her condition is being continuous monitored. The 51-year-old woman was one of over 70 people injured in the pre-dawn crackdown at Ramlila Maidan where Baba Ramdev was holding his satyagrah.

In a statement on Monday, Pant Hospital said: “Raj Bala has post traumatic fracture dislocation with quadriplegia (paralysis caused by illness or injury to a human that results in the partial or total loss of use of all their limbs and torso). A surgery was performed on Sunday. We have done a decompression and fixation using plate, screw and cage.”

“The patient is conscious and is obeying simple verbal commands. She does not have spontaneous respiration and is on ventilator support. The patient is quadriplegic and is on drugs to maintain blood pressure. She is in the ICU of the Neurosurgery Department and is under observation,” noted the release.

Most of the injured were initially taken to LNJP Hospital. “We discharged over 40 patients immediately after first aid and some patients were discharged on Monday after they were given adequate medical treatment and kept under observation. One patient 30-year-old Sunil Kumar is still admitted at the hospital and is undergoing treatment. He is out of danger and is doing well.”

Some of the injured were also admitted to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. They were discharged after being administered first aid.

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