Mangalore: Last of Crash Survivors Discharged from Hospital


Mangalore:  Last of Crash Survivors Discharged from Hospital
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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)

Mangalore, Jul 7: Ummer Farooque from Ullal near here, who is one of the survivors of the May 22 crash of Air India Express flight from Dubai at the local airport, expressed his gratitude to the doctors and employees of A J Hospital in the city, from which he was discharged on Tuesday July 6. He especially appreciated the care and attention given to him by Dr Sant Kumar and Dr Dinesh Kadam of the hospital in helping him recover from the injuries he had suffered in the crash speedily, saying that he will never forget their selfless services.

On his discharge from the hospital on Tuesday July 6, founder of the hospital, A J Shetty wished him well for the future.





Ummer, who used to work as a supervisor in a Dubai-based firm, was coming to the city for getting his visa modified, after he bagged another job there. He was admitted to A J Hospital with severe burn injuries to his face and hands. Even though his injuries have been healed to a great extent, he has been advised by the doctors to continue to be on medication for six more months, besides shielding his skin from exposure to sunlight.

About his future course, Ummer said that he might not be able to go back to Dubai, as he has lost his documents, and as it will take time to pool them together again. He said that he will be looking for a job with lucrative remuneration, as his entire family is dependent on his income. He expressed the desire to work for Air India, officials of which had declared that jobs will be provided to crash survivors if they so wanted.

Medical director of the hospital, Dr Prashant Marla, Panambur circle inspector of police, Valentine D’Souza, A J hospital dean, Dr Ramesh Pai, Kuldip Khanna representing Air India, and several others were present at the time Ummer was discharged from the hospital. 

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  • Sanam, Nekhre

    Thu, Jul 8 2010

    shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi..well said all are children's of god..even a palm of P J Joseph, lecturer of Newman College, Todupuzha!! jai hindustan..
    to preach is good.. to act it's difficulty.. haina..

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  • Liyakath.Ali, K.S.A./ Kuloor

    Wed, Jul 7 2010

    'ASSALAM ALAIKUM' LOT OF THANKS TO 'ALLAH' THAT UMMAR FAROOQ HAS BEEN STARTED HIS NEW LIFE

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  • IMRAN, SAUDI CHEVRON

    Wed, Jul 7 2010

    Thanks Shanawaz for reminding the verses of Quran. "To save one soul as if the whole human race is saved" - Holy Quran.
    Truth is open to all..

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

    Wed, Jul 7 2010

    Humanity has no creed/clour/faith. It has no boundaries and limitations. All are children of one God. "To save one soul as if the whole human race is saved" - Holy Quran. Thank you all those who directly and indirectly struggled to give new lease of life to the survivor. God is great.

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  • Jacintha Soares, Katapadi/Dubai

    Thu, Jul 8 2010

    After so many days of the crash,no one revealed truth hidden in black box. This leaves hundreds of  questions in people's mind.

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