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Survivor of last month's air tragedy in Havana responding positively to treatment

Mailén Díaz Almaguer

Mailén Díaz Almaguer

Havana, June 8 (RHC)-- Mailén Díaz Almaguer, survivor of the May 18th air crash in Havana is responding positively to treatment, according to a note sent to Granma newspaper from Dr. Carlos Alberto Martínez, director of the Calixto García University Hospital, where the 19-year-old is being treated.

The doctor explained that Mailén was recently taken off a ventilator and is breathing on her own, after doctors managed to stabilize her organ systems.  She is now undergoing a more advanced stage of treatment and is receiving psychological support.   Dr. Martinez noted that the patient’s neurological state is gradually improving, she is conscious, and interacting with her surroundings.

Three weeks after the tragic air accident, in which 112 passengers and crew were killed shortly after take-off from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, the only remaining survivor's condition continues to be very serious.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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