As of 9 a.m. Moscow time on Friday 172 former hostages are still in Moscow hospitals

As of 9 a.m. Moscow time on Friday, 172 former hostages are still in Moscow hospitals. Among them are 6 children.

RIA Novosti was told at the Moscow Health Committee on Friday that during the past 24 hours 9 patients were discharged from the city's hospitals.

The state of 9 more people is still grave, noted the committee.