Emirati student slips into coma after head injury

Team KT/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on March 28, 2021
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No hospital in the UAE can offer treatment for her condition, according to her father.

In a deep coma with no hope for treatment in the UAE, 13-year-old Emirati student Shamsa Mohamed Ali Hazaa Al Shehi lies in the intensive care unit of the Saqr hospital in Ras Al Khaimah.

Just last week, Shamsa was full of life, over the moon to have passed her Grade 8 exams with honours. She was on her way home from school when she had a serious health issue and slipped into a coma.

“She was immediately rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a severe head injury. The treatment is not available in the UAE, according to all the consultants who checked her medical condition in several hospitals across the country,” Mohamed Ali Hazaa, the distraught father, said.

Mohamed had already sent his daughter’s medical report to government and private hospitals nationwide, “but they all apologised because they won’t be able to treat her”, he said.

Shamsa’s grief-stricken family and friends still couldn’t believe that such a cheerful teen is now stuck in a bed, unconscious. Mohamed never leaves his daughter’s side, even sleeping on chairs at the hospital.

“I can never leave my dear daughter alone in this serious condition,” he said.

Mohamed sent Shamsa’s mother home to spare her from the “agony of seeing her daughter in coma”, he said.

The family is appealing to the authorities for help in sending Shamsa abroad for treatment. Mohamed thanked the health ministry for their support, particularly Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, who personally sent a medical team to diagnose and treat his daughter.


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