Injured Israeli diplomat stable, could be released

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 18:45

New Delhi: The condition of Tal Yehoshua,
the Israeli woman diplomat who is recuperating at a hospital
after suffering injuries in the bomb attack on
Monday, remained stable and she is likely to be discharged
soon.

Admitted in the ICU of the Primus Super Speciality
Hospital since Monday night, 40-year-old Tal, the wife of
Israeli Defence Attache, has undergone a spine and liver
surgery and is responding well to treatment, doctors attending
on her said.

Dr Arun Bhanot, chief of spine surgery with the
Hospital, said "her condition is improving. She is stable and
conscious. We will monitor her for another day at the ICU and
then we will shift her to the room, depending on her
condition."

Tal was taken to the hospital from the blast site on
Monday evening after shrapnels had got stuck in her spine
and liver.

"Only one shrapnel was removed from her injured spine.
Minute ones that are still lodged in her body need not be
taken out as they are not going to affect her physical
condition, he said.

Meanwhile, the mother of Tal Yehoshua, Tzafira Koren,
today arrived here from Israel to meet her ailing daughter.

"Everyday, she is visited by her children and husband.

But today, there was an addition to the family. We saw an
elderly woman with whom Tal was conversing happily. She was
introduced to us as the mother of Tal Yehoshua who had flown
down from Israel to be at the side of her ailing daughter," a
senior doctor with the Hospital said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 18:45

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