Mailén Díaz Almaguer, survivor of the May 18 air disaster in Havana is responding positively to treatment, according to a note sent to Granma from Dr. Carlos Alberto Martínez Blanco, director of the General Calixto García University Hospital, where the 19-year old is being treated.
He 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 to heal her respiratory, cardiovascular, peripheral-vascular and osteo-joint systems, and is receiving psychological support.
The patient’s neurological state is gradually improving, she is conscious, and interacting with her surroundings, noted Dr. Carlos Alberto Martínez Blanco.
On the 11th day of treatment the patient’s condition continued to be very serious. However, by effectively managing the conditions which could lead to the risk of complications, doctors were able to stabilize Mailén resulting in a positive to improving prognosis.
The healthcare system and multidisciplinary team responsible for her care at the hospital – including senior specialists, with a high level of scientific-technical expertise, from prestigious medical institutions in the capital - has all the resources it needs to monitor and treat the patient as her condition evolves.