KUALA LUMPUR: The three critically injured LRT passengers who are being treated at Hospital Kuala Lumpur are making good progress towards recovery, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).
The Transport Minister said the hospital medical team reported that the condition of the three patients – two women and a man – were more stable.
They are being treated at the intensive care unit.
“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, is also showing some recovery.
“He will be undergoing a spinal surgery today costing RM24,000. The cost will be fully borne by Prasarana,” he said on his Facebook yesterday.
Dr Wee said the third patient, a 26-year-old woman, was also making recovering well and was currently being treated by ENT and ophthalmology specialists.
“We would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to the entire medical staff of HKL for working extremely hard to give the best care to the three victims.
“Your tireless efforts will be remembered forever. At the same time, I am also in constant communication with their families these past few days.
“We at the Transport Ministry are praying hard for their complete recovery,” he said.
Last Monday night, a train under manual control that was undergoing testing collided head-on with another that was carrying 213 passengers between the KLCC and Kampung Baru underground stations.
The incident left 47 commuters severely injured, with 166 others suffering light injuries.