Cuttack, Jan 31:
Doctors at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here conducted a successful operation on the injured left land of Sushant Kumbhar, a 10-year-old migrant boy worker, who was hit with an iron rod by the owner of a brick kiln in Karnataka in November last year.
Doctors say with this, the apprehension of amputation of his injured hand has now been laid to rest.
While the blood circulation of the boy was normal after the operation, the doctors have informed that they would try their best to put the injured hand of the boy back to its original shape.
It took nearly four hours for the seven-member team of doctors comprising Prof Dr Arun Kumar Choudhury, head of the Plastic Surgery department, associate professors Dr PR Singh and Dr BB Nayak , Dr Ashish Patnaik, Dr NC Mohapatra (orthopaedics), Dr D Mohanty (anaesthetist) and Dr Nibediate Pani, to perform the complex surgery.
The doctors have replaced the rotten skin of the injured hand with new skin taken from the thigh and belly areas of the boy’s body.
The state government had provided Rs 50,000 from the Odisha State Treatment Fund towards the surgery.