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Condition of Galimov found alive in air crash stabilized

September 08, 2011, 18:00 UTC+3

Galimov sustained about 90% of skin burns in the air crash, moreover, deep burns

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MOSCOW, September 8 (Itar-Tass) —— The condition of a striker Alexander Galimov, who was found alive in the air crash of an airplane Yak-42 near Yaroslavl, has stabilized, and the doctors can fight for his life, Director of the Vishnevsky Surgery Clinic Valery Kubyshkin told reporters on Thursday.

“He is in extremely severe condition,” the professor admitted. “However, thanks to a perfect work of Yaroslavl colleagues, the chief of the burn treatment centre of the institute Prof. Alexeyev, who escorted the patient, Galimov was transported successfully,” Kubyshkin said.

He noted that Alexander Galimov is in the state of traumatic and burn shock. “It is impossible to make a forecast, but we hope that his condition is relatively stable,” the specialist elaborated.

Galimov sustained about 90% of skin burns in the air crash, moreover, deep burns. “We want to believe that his strong sport health will help him,” the doctor said.

The current main task is to avert any infection, Prof. Andrei Alexeyev said. An antibacterial and immune therapy will be made, all medical procedures will be taken. Galimov is connected to the lung-and-heart machine. “We are seriously concerned that during the transportation the condition of the patient could have worsened, but we succeeded to avert hemodymanic violations,” Alexeyev said. He also elaborated that though the patient is in the state of consciousness and it is possible to speak with him a little bit, the medicines are keeping him in the state of tranquillity.

His father arrived with Alexander Galimov in Moscow. He also visited the son at the intensive care ward in Yaroslavl. “The father could speak a little bit with his son. He came with his son,” Kubyshkin said.

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