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Prof Mushirul Hasan shows some improvement, continues in ICU

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Professor Mushirul Hasan, the former Jamia VC, admitted to a hospital after an accident, has showed improvement on Monday but continues to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

“He is still critical and on ventilator support. He is under constant observation and monitoring by our team of experts,” a statement issued by Apollo Hospital, said on Monday evening.

Prof Hasan, the eminent historian and former vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia was critically injured in a road accident on Saturday while on his way to Mewat, after which he was admitted at the private hospital in the capital.

File Photo of Mushirul Hasan at Jamia with his colleague Dr Rizean Qaisar
File Photo of Mushirul Hasan at Jamia with his colleague Dr Rizean Qaisar

Doctors attending Prof Hasan at the Apollo Hospital have said he showed improvement. “There is further improvement in the condition of Prof Mushirul Hasan. Doctors attending him removed his ventilator for a couple of minutes and when they called his name, he responded by pressing the hand of a paramedic standing close by. This is very encouraging news,” Professor Obaid Sidiqqui, Hasan’s close colleague from Jamia Millia Islamia, wrote on his Facebook page.

The 67-year-old Hasan was headed to Mewat on Saturday morning to be the chief guest at a school when the accident occurred at around 11.00 am. He had suffered serious injuries including multiple fractures and an injury to his head. At the Apollo Hospital, he underwent multiple surgeries on Saturday under a team of neurosurgeons. After the CT scan, doctors had said on Sunday that there is some improvement in his condition.

However, he will remain on dialysis for the next two days to prevent any kind of infection. He also has a blood clot on the back of his head but doctors feel that they don’t have to perform any surgery immediately to remove it.

Meanwhile, Jamia NSS has appealed to blood donor with ‘O’ blood group to reach the hospital as Prof Hasan might require several units. Jamia fraternity and his colleagues in the intelligentsia have expressed grief and are praying for a speedy recovery.

Prof Siddiqui of the AJK MCRC, had also written on his Facebook page: “Let us all pray for his speedy recovery and give strength to Zoya Hasan and his other family members in this very trying moment.”

Zoya, an eminent Political Scientist and a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University is Hassan’s wife. He had taken voluntary retirement last year, after his differences with the administration when he had alleged harassment and humiliation.


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