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Man bares pain

Dawn Gibson
Sunday, September 22, 2013

BURNS suffered by Abdul Sahim in Friday's daring fire rescue have worsened, causing him excruciating pain and discomfort.

Mr Sahim claims he did not get proper medical treatment at the hospital.

He said there was no doctor present, except for two nurses who sent him home after bandaging his wounds.

"I went to the hospital straight away, in fact I've been there twice now but only the nurses saw me because there were no doctors," Mr Sahim alleged.

"They then put plaster bandages over my burns and told me to go home, no painkillers, nothing."

Mr Sahim's brother also claims that: "When he left here to go to the hospital, his burns were not like that, only when they put the bandages on it, they became swollen like that and worse."

Health Ministry spokesman Shalvin Deo said last night the ministry would investigate.

"It's just an allegation at this stage, however, we will look into the matter more seriously and we will do our own investigation and unless and until the investigation is complete and a report submitted to headquarters, we cannot actually comment further on the matter," Mr Deo said.