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Diwa-Sawantwadi train accident victim discharged

Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 7:35am IST | Agency: dna

Three-year-old Samruddhi Nagte, the victim of the Diwa-Sawantwadi train accident, got discharged from BMC-run Sion Hospital on Saturday.

Samruddhi's left leg has been amputated till her knee. After having spent three months in the hospital, the doctors said that she was fit for discharge on August 9. Samruddhi will travel with her father, Jairam, to Jaya Rehabilitation Institute and Research Centre in Biadada village of Kutch for fitting of prostheses. The trust has adopted Samruddhi and pledged to take care of her treatment and education till the time she turns 21 years.

"The prostheses affixed to her foot will not involve active ankle movements as she is very young. We will monitor her condition for six months to a year and the prostheses will then require multiple revisions," said Mukesh Doshi, director of the centre.

The prostheses parts have been imported for Samruddhi from the US, informed Doshi.

She will get re-admitted to Sion Hospital after fitting of the prostheses, and continue visiting the hospital for follow-ups with plastic and orthopaedic surgeons, informed doctors.

With Samruddhi's mother's death, the mishap left the Panvel-based Nagte family shattered. She has two sisters – a two-year-old and a three-month-old – who escaped with minor injuries.

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