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Sep 21, 2008 at 09:08pm IST

Ahmedabad boy fights back blast injuries

Ahmedabad: The city of Ahmedabad witnessed one of the worst terror attacks this year.

After two months, the city is slowly limping back to normal.

However, for eight-year-old Yash who is recovering from his injuries, there's another shock waiting for him.

He had suffered 50 per cent burns in the blast at the Civil Hospital on July 26.

The treatments that ensued has rendered Yash out of danger, much to the relief of his mother Geetaben, who is yet to break the news to him that his father Dushyant Vyas and elder brother Rohan had not survived the blast.

Geetaben says, "Yes, he is recovering fast. Its both happy and sad news for us. On one hand he is recovering, one the other, we have lost his father and brother."

Consultant Paediatrician, Apollo Hospital Dr Jyotinder Kaur says, "When we took over his care, he was very critical. He could not breathe. He had to be put on oxygen and high-end antibiotics."

Yash is a fighter. When he was wheeled in to the Apollo Hospital, he had third-degree burns, damaged lungs and kidneys but today he can stand up by himself.

Kaur says, "Yes, Yash is a very good example of a person who has fought back to life."

Yash is perhaps a fitting example of the spirit needed to face adverse situations.

His story is also a reflection of the untiring efforts of the medical fraternity.

(With inputs from Gaurav Shah)

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