Brussels Attacks: Wounded Flight Attendant Nidhi Chaphekar Under Sedation, Not In Coma

25/03/2016 10:35 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
Police guard a check point during a police raid in the suburb of Schaerbeek in Brussels, Thursday, March, 24, 2016. Belgium's prime minister refused to accept the resignations of his justice and interior ministers Thursday despite increasing evidence of intelligence and law enforcement failures to prevent this week's suicide bombings by Islamic militants. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Update: Jet Airways has issued a statement clarifying that Nidhi Chaphekar is not in a medically-induced coma, but is under sedation for her comfort. This article has been edited to reflect the change.

BRUSSELS -- A Jet Airways manager said that the flight attendant injured in the Belgium attacks was undergoing treatment for burns and in under sedation for her comfort.

"We have spoken to Dr. Steven at the hospital where Jet Airways crew Nidhi Chaphekar is under treatment. The doctor has confirmed that Nidhi is in a stable condition and not in a coma," according to the statement issued Friday. "She is resting and under sedation for her comfort."

Earlier, Bernard Guisset, a Jet Airways manager in Brussels, said Nidhi Chaphekar had suffered burns over 15 per cent of her body and had fractured her foot. But he added that her condition was stable and out of danger.

The image of Chaphekar taken right after the blast was one of the most searing photographs taken Tuesday.

It showed the 40-year-old mother of two from Mumbai, her bright yellow uniform ripped across her chest. Her hair was caked with soot, and blood streaked down her face.

Meanwhile, Amit Motwani, a Jet Airways flight purser who was also injured in the airport blast, was being treated for injuries to his eye and ear.

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