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World's oldest comatose patient Aruna Shanbaug dead
« on: May 18, 2015, 12:39:01 PM »
Aruna Shanbaug was sexually assaulted by the hospital’s ward boy in 1973 when she was a junior nurse. Following the rape, she entered a state of coma and had been in a vegetative state since then.
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Re: World's oldest comatose patient Aruna Shanbaug dead
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 12:40:27 PM »
Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai |   Updated: May 18, 2015 12:07 pm   


Aruna Shanbaug, former KEM nurse who was in a vegetative state for the last 42 years, passed away on Monday at 8.30 am following a cardiac arrest at Mumbai’s KEM hospital.


READ: How nurses at KEM Hospital kept Shanbaug alive

Dr Ahmad Pazare, head of the medicine department, said, “She was recovering and all her other medical parameters were fine. Today she suffered a sudden attack and could not be saved.”
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Re: World's oldest comatose patient Aruna Shanbaug dead
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 12:42:20 PM »
Aruna Shanbaug‘s final rites will be conducted at the hospital at 12.30 pm. The 67-year-old was slowly recovering, doctors treating her at civic-run KEM hospital- her home for last 42 years- said on Sunday.


“While Shanbaug has still not been put off ventilator support, her condition is better than it was yesterday,” Dr Avinash Supe, dean at KEM hospital, had said. Aruna Shanbaug was diagnosed with a bout of pneumonia last week following which she was admitted in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and had to be fed through tubes.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 12:44:00 PM »
According to Aruna Shanbaug’s latest X-ray results, the pneumonia infection had subsided. The 67-year-old was put on antibiotics and ventilator support under close scrutiny of a team of doctors.


This was the second time Aruna Shanbaug had contracted the infection in last two years. In November 2013, Aruna Shanbaug had another bout of pneumonia following which she was admitted in the MICU.
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