Dr Shiekh Jalal ud Din, a renowned cardiologist of valley, who was injured on Thursday in a deadly attack by suspected militants, was on Sunday shifted to New Delhi’s Medanta Hospital from Srinagar’s SKIMS, where he was undergoing treatment.
Sources said an air ambulance reached Srinagar’s Airport from New Delhi today, which took Dr Jalal to Medanta.
Comparatively stable after being operated upon in SKIMS more than once, the doctors are hopeful of his survival.
Dr Jalal, a renowned cardiologist and former director of SKIMS was shot along with his two personal security guards by some unidentified person at his ancestral home in Namlabal Pampore. Police claims attack was carried out by militants. The two guards later succumbed to their injuries leaving Dr Jalal critically wounded. He was rushed to SKIMS where he was being treated.
Immediately after the incident, a team of experts at SKIMS operated upon his brain and abdomen, but he is said to have lost his left eye as bullet has pierced the eye. According to doctors they are not sure whether he would be able to see with his right eye.