Condition of injured crew member stable, says Jet Airways

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The condition of a Jet Airways’ crew member who was injured in the Brussels terror attacks is stable, the airline said on Friday.

“We have spoken to Doctor Steven at the hospital where the crew member, Nidhi Chaphekar, is under treatment. The doctor has confirmed that she is in a stable condition and not in coma,” the airline said in a statement.

“She is resting and under sedation for her comfort,” the statement said.

The airline disclosed details about Chaphekar’s health after media reports claimed that she has been placed in a medically induced coma.

Chaphekar, a mother of two from Mumbai, was among two crew members of the airline who were injured in Tuesday’s bomb blasts that rocked Brussels’ Zaventem airport and killed more than 30 people.

A photograph showing the 40-year-old flight crew member of Jet Airways sitting dazed and bloodied, with her bright yellow uniform ripped, went viral soon after the airport blasts and become an iconic image of the attacks.

Chaphekar’s husband, who flew from Mumbai to Paris and travelled by road to Brussels, is at the hospital with her.

In another statement issued late Friday evening, the airline said that the two injured crew members continue to receive all the required medical care and attention.

“They are recovering in hospitals and have been joined by their families. Jet Airways staff is at the hospitals to provide any support and assistance to the crew and their family members,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, Jet Airways flew out the passengers who were stranded in Brussels after the attacks. Some passengers returned to Delhi early Friday, while others left for Newark from Amsterdam.

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