No progress in health of Fujairah boy in ICU

FUJAIRAH — A three-member committee tasked by the Ministry of Health has visited the ailing and comatose three-year-old Mohammed Dawood Hussein, who has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Fujairah Hospital since last fifteen days with no improvement at all.

By Salah Al Debarkey

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Published: Wed 15 Mar 2006, 10:16 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:30 PM

The panel, which consisted of Dr Fawziyya Abu Al Issad, Dr Hamza Nasri and Dr Nadeem Khan, asked the parents of the child about his illness and the process of his treatment. The tour of the panel to enquire after the child's health followed a visit by the Minister of Health Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qutami on Saturday to the hospital, where he listened to the complaint of the patient's father, who accused the hospital management of negligence.

Al Qutami promised the parents of the child that the patient would receive good care from the Ministry of Health. The three-doctors panel examined the patient thoroughly. Dr Nasri of the committee returned in the evening and listened to the views of the doctors treating the child. He read the files of the patient and shot precise questions to the family of the patient regarding his illness since he fell sick.

The parents of the child are facing a real tragedy after being told of the clinical death of their eldest son, who is still in coma in the ICU, where he is lying motionless on life-supporting machine.

The child was admitted to Fujairah hospital fifteen days ago suffering from severe and sudden high temperature. He was given only sedatives and antibiotics. The scan test showed a swelling in the brain, which resulted in his becoming unconscious.

A doctor said he was infected with a germ that caused the brain to swell, and his condition subsequently deteriorated due to his weak body.

Soon after the committee left the room where the child is lying, a doctor discovered the accumulation of phlegm in his chest. Artificial breathing was done, and a number of doctors were called where they attended him after his heartbeats went down to 64 and his blood pressure fell to 54/27.

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