The Tamil Nadu plane crash was indeed one of the haunting incidents in the recent history of plane crashes. All 12 soldiers including Gen Bipin Rawat and his wife lost their lives in the accident with only one line survivor Group captain Varun Singh, Shaurya Chakra. He was immediately taken to the hospital from the spot for treatment and is likely in the stage of good hopes to recover from the fatal burn injuries. For better treatment he is likely to be shifted to Bengaluru.
Group Captain Varun Singh Shaurya Chakra Is A Decorated Officer
Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of the chopper crash is expected to be shifted to Bengaluru for further treatment, sources said. His condition is said to be stable. It is learnt, the facilities in the Bengaluru hospital are much better for the kind of treatment that is needed to be provided to Singh.
Shaurya Chakra awardee Singh survived the Wednesday night and prayers are being held for his recovery at the Defense Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington. Singh is on a ventilator at the Military Hospital in Wellington and his condition is said to be stable but critical. Earlier, the team of doctors treating Singh did not say anything other than that the next 48 hours will be critical.
Likelihood To Be Shifted To Bengaluru
It has been learnt that the medical team is discussing the mode of shifting Singh to Bengaluru — by road or by air ambulance. Singh, who has a wife and two children, was recently promoted from the rank of Wing Commander to Group Captain and was a recent joinee at the DSSC.
All the other 13 persons, including the Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and other officials on the ill-fated chopper died in the accident on Wednesday. The post-mortem was performed by the doctors at the Military Hospital in Coonoor in the presence of a state government doctor and police officials as per the procedure.
Source : The freepress Journal