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Doctor amputate leg to save three-year-old Samruddhi

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 8:00am IST | Agency: dna

  • An injured person recuperates at Sion Hospital on Monday Swapnil Sakhare dna

Samruddhi Jairam Nagte, 3, was brought to Sion Hospital in a bad shape. Her left leg was amputated on Monday evening. "Samruddhi had a compound fracture on her left leg. The leg had to be amputated to save her life. Her mother Surekha died on the spot and her father Jairam has been admitted in Ward three," informed Dr Suleman Merchant, acting dean of the hospital.

With Samruddhi's mother's death, the mishap has left the Panvel-based Nagte family disintegrated. Samruddhi's younger sister, who is two-years old, is admitted to KEM Hospital where she was taken after being rescued late on Sunday. The youngest sibling of the three sisters, who is three-months old, is still at Roha civil hospital.

A total of 35 vicims injured in the Diva-Sawantwadi train accident have been admitted to three hospitals in the city. Two of the eighteen patients admitted in Sion Hospital are in a critical condition. While eleven patients are admitted in KEM Hospital, eight are under treatment at JJ Hospital.

Doctors have reattached the hands of Ravindra Sawant, 30, who sustained injuries on his hands, right leg and back. "His hands have been reattached. His tendons and arteries had ruptured. He is in trauma care unit," said Dr Merchant.

Ketan Kumbhar, 35, who suffered abrasions, rectal bleeding and retention of urine, is being treated and monitored at Sion Hospital. Mostly, patients have suffered from fractures and blunt trauma injury to forearms, shoulders, legs, back, chest and hips.

Three males and three females have been admitted in Sion Hospital. One male is in orthopaedic ward and rests of the five patients are in the general surgery ward. "They have accrued multiple injuries, fractures and blunt trauma all over the body. But all patients are stable," said Dr TP Lahane, dean, JJ Hospital in Byculla

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