Three critically injured patients in LRT mishap recovering well, says Dr Wee


KUALA LUMPUR: The three critically injured patients at Hospital Kuala Lumpur involved in the LRT Kelana Jaya line collision are making good progress towards recovery, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister said the medical team from HKL reported that all three patients, two women and a man, are in stable condition now.

“The 37-year-old woman underwent brain surgery on May 25 and is now under close observation by specialists.

“The second patient, a 52-year-old man, also shows some recovery.

“He will be undergoing spinal surgery tomorrow (May 31), of which the cost amounting to RM24,000 for titanium plating, screws, rods and other implants would be fully paid for by Prasarana.

“The third patient in ICU, a 26-year-old woman is making a good recovery and is being treated now by ENT and ophthalmology specialists, ” he said Sunday (May 30).

On Monday night (May 24), a train under manual control that was undergoing testing collided head-on with another that was carrying 213 passengers between the underground KLCC and Kampung Baru stations.

The incident left 47 commuters severely injured, with 166 others suffering light injuries.

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