The people of India and particularly Mumbaikars would be feeling today the heat of the incident what had happened with them one year back. Seven blasts in eleven minutes in the lifeline of Mumbai, Local trains, had rocked Mumbai city. Seven blasts in 11 minutes on local trains had killed 187 people and injured 890.
After 81 days the Mumbai police had claimed they had cracked the 7/11 case. A N Roy, the then Mumbai Police Commissioner alleged that Pakistan’s ISI was well behind the serial blasts and the blasts carried by the the militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
In last one year, so many families of victims and injured people in the serial blast felt the real trauma. The serial blast traumatized hundreds of people in Mumbai. The injured people are still struggling to live even normal lives. The common people are in need of medical treatment, repeated surgeries, hearing aid and artificial limbs.
They are still fighting with so many problems such as humiliation, official lethargy, demand for suitable jobs and financial compensations. In fact, these are the people who just want a hand of soft support a more humanitarian approach to put their lives on normal track.
This is the story of a man, Parag Sawant, who is still in coma since past one year. He was on an ill-fated local train and was going on the first day of his job. But, the destiny sent him in hospital bed alive but in coma.
The 28-year-old was injured in the blasts that ripped the city’s railways apart on July 11, 2006. He suffered severe brain damage, and has been in a coma ever since.
Parag’s wife, Priti, was five months pregnant in July last year, and she has a 9-month-old daughter, Prachiti. The best part of the story is that 12 days ago, Priti was given the post of a clerk in Western Railways.
Dr Gustad Davar, the director of medical services at Hinduja Hospital, said that the Western Railways has spent Rs 18 lakh on Parag’s treatment till date. He said:
He is in a vegetable state because of extensive damage to the brain. We’ve taken every possible step for his recovery.
Parag’s mother, Madhuri Sawant, is a great support for his son. Her constant presence by his side at bed No. 5 on the eighth floor ward in the south wing of Hinduja Hospital is a great example of motherhood.
Anita Fernandes 34-year-old senior nurse, said:
In my 20 odd years of working as a nurse, I have never seen a patient who has stayed in hospital for an entire year. Now, Parag is like family.
We talk about him even at home. The entire nursing staff is praying that he gets well soon.
We also pray to god he gets well soon to see his 9-month-old kid.
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