Coma woman due to be flown home for treatment dies
By ANIQA HAIDER , Posted on » Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A WOMAN who had been unconscious in hospital for almost a month died yesterday - a day before her company was due to send her home to India for treatment.
Rose Nisha Naikarottu Baby Varghese, 28, was admitted to Salmaniya Medical Complex on January 25 after slipping into a coma during an asthma attack.
The Avis Rent-a-Car administration secretary had earlier been pronounced brain dead.
The family, who live in Manama, claim tear gas used to disperse protesters may have triggered the asthma attack.
"She suffered from cold and cough that led to the asthma attack and breathlessness and fell unconscious in my arms," said her brother Anish Baby Varghese.
He thanked doctors for doing everything they could to save her. "We were waiting for the doctor's permission to take her to India. After getting the approval, the company arranged to send her today, if she had been alive."
Ms Varghese joined Avis in 2007. Her husband Binu T David, a former Bahrain Financing Company marketing executive, now works in Qatar.
The couple came from Pathananthitta, Kerala, and lived in Bahrain for seven years.