JOHOR BAHRU, March 16 (Bernama) — The victim who suffered severe burns in the blaze at the Diesel Hydro Treating Unit (DHT) within the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) last night is now in stable condition.
Arnado Alexander who was previously receiving treatment at Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) has been transferred to KPJ Specialist Hospital.
KPJ’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr Faizal Ali said the patient is in stable condition and is currently placed on assisted ventilation.
He said the patient had lung injuries and 40 percent of his total body surface including the face was burned adding that the first 72 hours were critical.
“Hopefully he will pass through this critical period because only then we will be able to treat the other injuries,” he told reporters when met at the hospital tonight.
Meanwhile, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Ir Hasni Mohammad who visited Arnado said the state government was prepared to provide assistance to families of victims involved in the fire incident.
In the fire that occurred at the Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PRefChem) in PIC.at about 10.50pm on Sunday night, five people were killed, one suffered 40 percent burns while another survived the explosion.