Shahreen Ahmed, one of the injured passengers of crashed US-Bangla Airlines flight, has been admitted to the burn unit at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after she arrived in Dhaka from Kathmandu, Nepal.
She was taken there right away after the Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight she was on landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Thursday afternoon.
Although she was admitted in the burn unit's ICU, doctors said her condition was stable and they were hoping for her full recovery.
Shahreen's mother Ferdousi Moshtaq was seen at the hospital, but she did not talk to the media.
At a press briefing at DMCH, burn unit coordinator Dr Samanta Lal Sen said: "There is a fracture on Shahreen's leg and she suffered 5% burns on her body. Her full recovery is possible as her current condition is stable."
"We are running some tests. We will find out whether she needs surgery once we get the results. She is in better shape now. We will be able to help her make a full recovery," he said.
Shahreen is one of the four Bangladeshi survivors of the plane crash who were released from Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital (KMCTH) on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, from the hospital bed in Kathmandu before her departure, Shahreen told reporters: "I'm going back to Dhaka where my treatment will continue. There is no point in remain stuck here on foreign land.”
Shahreen, who sustained both burn and physical injuries, said her brother would accompany her in the Biman flight that landed in Dhaka at 3:40pm.
An ambulance carrying her, two nurses and her relatives started for DMCH from there around 4:15pm. It reached the hospital around 5pm.
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An ambulance of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) burn unit carrying Shahreen Ahmed, one of the injured passengers of the US-Bangla Airlines flight that crashed in Nepal Monday, leaves Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for DMCH on Thursday, March 15, 2018 | Bangla Tribune
Talking to reporters, burn unit Resident Surgeon Partha Shankar Pal at the time had said that they were fully prepared to treat the 29-year-old senior program manager at Scholastica School's junior campus in Uttara.
At least 50 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed when an US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames while trying to land at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday.
The plane was carrying 71 people, including four cabin crews. Of the passengers, 36 were from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one each from China and the Maldives.
Two other critically injured Bangladeshi nationals – Eakub Ali and Imrana Kabir – would also be taken to India soon, according to the External Publicity Wing of Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, reports UNB.
Along with Shahreen, injured Almun Nahar Annie, Mehedi Hasan and his wife Saiyada Kamrunnahar Shwarna were also released Wednesday evening. They would be brought to Bangladesh by their relatives soon.
In this regard, No Objection Certificates have already been issued for them, according to the ministry.
Moreover, three severely burnt injured were still undergoing treatment at KMCTH.
On Wednesday, another severely burnt passenger of the ill-fated US-Bangla flight, Rezwanul Haque Shaon, was sent to Singapore from Nepal for better treatment.
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