Successful surgery on Khadiza’s right hand

Dhaka,  Fri,  22 September 2017
Published : 17 Oct 2016, 19:56:57

Successful surgery on Khadiza’s right hand

Doctors at Square Hospitals conducted a successful surgery on the right hand of the Sylhet college girl Khadiza Begum Nargis on Monday.

The operation, led by the hospital’s orthopaedic department Consultant Dr Mejbah Uddin Ahmed, commenced around 3pm and ended around 5pm on Monday.

Later, Ahmed told reporters that the surgery was successful, reports

“Her hands and fingers suffered several serious cuts. But we are not sure when we will be able to perform another surgery on her left hand as it is still in a paralysed state.”

Khadiza’s uncle Abdul Baset said, “The operation on her right hand was successful. The doctors said they will decide two or three weeks later on performing the surgery on her left hand as it’s paralysed.”

Assaulted violently on Oct 3 on the Sylhet MC College campus by a leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra League's Shahjalal University of Science and Technology unit, Badrul Alam, Khadiza was taken to Dhaka’s Square Hospitals the following day amidst a wave of protests.

The Sylhet Government Women’s College student received severe injuries in her brain, head, hands and legs in the machete attack.

After she was brought to Dhaka, she was put on life support until last Thursday.

On Saturday, the hospital’s Medicine and Critical Care Unit Consultant Mirza Nazim Uddin had said Monday’s surgery was mandatory as the muscle chain in Khadiza’s hand was cut when she tried to ward off the blows of the sharp weapon. –RH
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