Caribbean Airlines crash victims recovering well

August 1, 2011 | By | Filed Under News 

-one discharged, two others still receiving treatment

One day after the traumatising plane crash in which 163 passengers aboard the Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 cheated death, persons were still at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) nursing minor injuries.
Though the majority of passengers were treated and sent away, it was only until yesterday morning that 20-year-old Nikita Yansen, a US-based Guyanese, was discharged from the Female Ward of the GPHC.
Yansen who was returning to Hopetown, Berbice on vacation, was knocked unconscious and suffered cerebral concussion and trauma to her abdomen.

Airline crash victim Juliet Shiwbodh

Meanwhile, 69-year-old Juliet Shiwbodh, another US-based Guyanese who suffered injuries to her face and stomach, still has a bump on her head.
Although doctors have discharged the woman, she is still being kept under observation in the hospital for another day.
Shiwbodh was returning to her hometown of Whim, Berbice with her son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters, all of whom suffered injuries and were treated and sent away.
Kaieteur News also understands that Noel Elliot, a patient in the High Dependency Unit (HDC) at the GPHC sustained injuries to his right leg.
A source at the hospital revealed that the man suffered a dislocated knee-cap and even though it is not as serious as was feared, he is still being closely monitored.
Sometime last evening Elliot was being taken to the operating theatre for surgery.
The 46-year-old, who described himself as an Investigator with the state of Maryland, suspects that he was hit unconscious by the impact when the crash occurred.
‘Everyone who was on that plane was lucky to be alive,” Elliot said.

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