Ravi to be discharged from Cote d’Ivoire hospital in few days

Minister of Overseas Affairs Vayalar Ravi who was injured in a car crash in Liberia will be discharged soon, diplomatic sources at the Indian embassy at Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire said today.

Abuja: Minister of Overseas Affairs
Vayalar Ravi who was injured in a car crash in Liberia will be
discharged soon, diplomatic sources at the Indian embassy at
Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire said today.

"He is out of danger and stable and I believe that in
the next two or three days he will be discharged depending on
the discretion of the doctors at the hospital," he added.
Ravi was injured in a car accident in Liberia on
February 4 while on a tour to some African countries. On
February 5 he was airlifted to Cote d`Ivoire for further
treatment. The countries on his itinerary were Ghana,
Tanzania, Kenya, Liberia and Nigeria.

He was on his way to catch a flight to Nigeria his
next destination before a speeding taxi ran into the car
conveying him. He was rushed to John F Kennedy (JFK) hospital
for urgent medical attention.

Officials were waiting to receive him at the Murtala
Muhammed International airport in Lagos when the news of the
accident came. The Nigerian visit scheduled for February 5 was
cancelled.

The Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire with concurrent
accreditation to Liberia, Shamma Jain who was with him in the
car was also injured and was airlifted with him.

Before moving to Cote d’Ivoire Liberian President
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who was returning from an African Union
summit visited them at the hospital. Indian High Commissioner
to Nigeria, Mahesh Sachdev had said the minister was out of
danger.

-PTI

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