HC blasts: Few will have pellets in their bodies

For Nitin and Ratan Lall Shroff, life after blast outside HC will not remain same as they may have to live with pellets embedded in their bodies.

New Delhi: For Nitin and Ratan Lall Shroff,
life after Wednesday blast outside Delhi High Court will not
remain the same as they may have to live with pellets embedded
in their bodies for the rest of their lives.

37-year-old Nitin, a software consultant, who is
recovering in the Ram Manohar Lohia Trauma Centre, has pellets
buried in his legs, right hand and right side of his face.

The doctors attending them have been conducting surgeries
to remove some of the splinters. However, the medicos admit
that few pellets will remain inside the body as taking them
out may prove to be risky.

"Since the pellets get sterile due to high temperature
during the blast, they won`t cause any infection. As such we
will not make any attempt to remove any of the pellets until
the medical examination suggest that they might be dangerous,"
Sunil Saxena, chief medical officer, RML hospital said.

Ratan Lall Shroff, whose both legs were severed in the
blast, has pellets lodged on the back side of his body.

"Connective tissues will develop over them and will cover
it. So they will never be visible on the skin," he said.

Aware of the possible difficulties of living with
pellets, Saxena says "If needed, we will provide such patients
with a medical card that will identify them as a person who
has embedded metal parts in his body.

"This will help them during electronic frisking at
airports and other places."

He said in another case of Pramod Kumar Mahindra, the
nail has got embedded in his thigh in C shape.


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