Nation photographer still critical
The condition of Sakol Sandhiratne, a Nation Multimedia Group photographer who collapsed at Parliament House on Thursday, was still critical last night. He has not responded to stimuli.
Sakol's blood pressure was still at a high level yesterday and was controlled by drugs, according to a doctors' report acquired by a Nation's reporter. Dr Chaiyapol Wutthiopas, a surgeon at Klang Hospital, said Sakol required further treatment and round-the-clock medical attention.
On Thursday, he was diagnosed with bleeding on the brain and underwent surgery to stop the bleeding on Thursday night. On Friday, the bleeding stopped and another operation was done to drain fluid from his brain.
Sakol collapsed when he was covering an event at Parliament House. Medical staff stationed there refused to rush him to hospital, claiming the ambulance was supposed to stand by in case MPs or senators had an emergency.