Treatment goes on for Madrid bombing victims
8 March 2006, MADRID — Days before the second anniversary of the Madrid bombings, it was revealed 481 people are still receiving treatment for injuries.
8 March 2006
MADRID — Days before the second anniversary of the Madrid bombings, it was revealed 481 people are still receiving treatment for injuries.
Of these 217 are being treated in hospital and another 264 are having psychological help.
The Madrid health authorities said it was not known how many of these patients were receiving both types of treatment.
The train bombings on 11 March 2004 killed 191 people and injured 1,500.
Victims are planning a low-key ceremony to mark the second anniversary on Saturday.
About 30 people are expected to stand trial early next year for the attacks by Islamic extremists.
Only one person, a Spanish teenager, has been convicted of being directly involved in the massacre.
Some patients are receiving trauma counselling, plastic surgery and specialist eye and facial treatment.
Of these, 45 had surgery, some repeatedly.
Indeed, one patient has had 11 operations.
But in terms of psychological problems, health bosses said fewer patients were being referred for treatment.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news