Malaysia temple riot: Injured firefighter critically ill

The firefighter who was seriously injured in the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple riot is critically ill, the Malaysian National Heart Institute said on Sunday (Dec 16).

In a statement, the institute said Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim suffered progressive deterioration of his lung function in the last 24 hours.

A thorough assessment showed signs of consolidation and hardening of the lung tissue, thus making gas exchange ineffective.

Previous reports said that Muhammad Adib was in a stable condition and no longer required a life support machine for his heart.

“This is the result of his severe initial lung injury. At the same time, his renal function also has not improved where he continues to require dialysis support,” the statement said.

In view of this and after a multi-discipline team discussion, the institute decided to reinsert the veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) system again at 9pm on Saturday.

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