Migrant labour boy`s injured arm unlikely to be amputated in Odisha

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 14:00

Cuttack: Doctors at the SCB medical college and hospital here are hopeful to save the injured left arm of the migrant labour boy, who was shifted here from VSS medical college and Hospital on Friday.

The hospital management here have formed a team of doctors taking experts from orthopaedic and plastic surgery departments to treat the 12-year-old boy.

The minor boy has sustained grievous injuries in his left arm after he was hit by an iron rod by a brick kiln owner in Karnataka in November last year. The boy was working as a migrant worker along with his parents in the Gulbarga district of the southern state since September last year.

The injured boy was rescued by Odisha Government last week and the Government has decided to borne the entire cost of treatment of the boy. The Government has also initiated criminal proceedings in it and the State police have arrested at least four persons in this connection after registering a case.
Doctors here are hopeful of saving the injured arm of the boy by surgery without going for amputation although gangrene had already set in for the old injuries were left untreated for several days.

PTI


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