GUWAHATI: Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) president Agnes Kharshiing has relatively been regaining consciousness. However, her health condition is still hooked-up to a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS).
Notably, Meghalaya’s renowned social activist Agnes Kharshiing was brutally attacked in East Jaintia Hills allegedly by some coal mafias on Thursday. She was immediately rushed to the NEIGRIHMS in an unconscious state, at around 6 pm on November 8 with multiple injuries.
A source of the NEIGRIHMS revealed that till Tuesday, Kharshiing had regained consciousness, kidney function has improved, lung function is showing signs of recovery, her vitals are stable, but her condition remains serious, and she continues to be on ventilator in the ICU.
Other hand, the source added that Kharshiing’s colleague Amita Sangma had multiple lacerations over head, multiple injuries over both hands (more over right hand) at the time of admission.
The source further said, “The pulse was feeble, the BP was not recordable and she had difficulty in breathing. She was intubated and multiple fluids, blood transfusions were given and her vitals were stabilised, in the Casualty of the Institute.”
According to the source, emergency CT scan of head, thorax and abdomen showed Bilateral Hemothorax, SDH (blood clot in brain) over left temporoparietal region, fracture of right side ribs (8, 9, 10), and fracture D12.
It must be mentioned here that the Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment, will take up the recent attack on CSWO president, Agnes Kharshiing and her colleague, Amita Sangma during its meeting on Thursday. In this regard, MLA and chairperson of the committee, Ampareen Lyngdoh said that she will suggest to the committee on the need to summon police officials to submit report on the inhumane attack on the women activists. “The meeting will take its own course of action to be followed up and as a Chairperson of the committee, I will demand independent judicial inquiry,” Lyngdoh said. She added, “Women rights continue to suffer across the board and as Chairperson of this committee, I will take up the issues of atrocities and crimes against women in our state,” she added.
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