Murshid (leader) of the Guyana Islamic Trust (GIT) Haseeb Yusuf is well on his way to recovery at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), a family member said yesterday.
Members of the Islamic community and family members said that they were very elated that their leader is recovering so well.
They said that they are very thankful that Yusuf did not suffer any brain damage as a result the
vehicular collision he was involved in last Saturday at Skeldon, Corriverton, Berbice.
Although he sustained damage to his facial soft tissue in the accident, he is set to be released from the High Dependency Unit (HDU) in approximately a week, sources say.
Yusuf, 52, of Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara, was the owner of motor car PPP 1445 that collided with a truck. Two foreign students he was travelling with at the time were also injured. Fareed Abdus Sami, 17, of Jamaica and Zaahir Ibn Waqar, 20, of Pennsylvania, USA, two students of the Guyana Islamic Institute (GII) at Zeeburg, West Coast Demerara, are patients in the Male Surgical Ward of the hospital, where Sami is nursing a broken pelvic bone and Waqar a broken thigh. They are both expected to be released shortly from the hospital.
The three men were on their way to the Skeldon Mosque for a Fajr (early Morning Prayer) when the calamity struck. It was reported that the truck, which is attached to the Skeldon Sugar Estate, turned suddenly in front of the car. They were rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where they were treated and immediately referred to the New Amsterdam Hospital (NAH), from where they were later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.