Tolaram College student Faisal Mahmud who was injured on Wednesday when a pickup van ran him over during a protest at Shanir Akhra in the capital was transferred on the following day to intensive care unit at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Dr Shamsuzzaman, head of orthopaedic department at DMCH, said that Faisal was unable to take food orally as his abdomen got ‘silent’ due to the hit in his back and abdomen.
Faisal suffered a urinary tract infection and bleeding with urine as his left hip-joint was fractured in the incident.
He was taken to DMCH on Wednesday night from Pro-Active Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated.
Shamsuzzaman told New Age that a medical team was formed on Thursday morning for his treatment. ‘His condition is stable now... but the condition of such patients sometimes deteriorates.’
Faisal is now under close observation, Shamsuzzaman said.
Faisal’s maternal uncle Abdul Quayum told New Age that he visited his nephew Thursday afternoon in the ICU. ‘Saline is being administered as he cannot take foods, but doctors assured us that he is safe now.’
During the ongoing student protests for safe roads, several hundred students in Shanir Akhra area put up a blockade on the road Wednesday morning and as the students surrounding a pickup van wanted to see the licence of its driver, he without showing it started to move his vehicle and ran over 18-year-old Faisal, who was passing by the place, eyewitnesses said.
Faisal was rushed to nearby Pro-Active Medical College Hospital from where he was later taken to DMCH. After examination at urology department he was referred to surgery department for further examination.
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