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Arunima Sinha airlifted to AIIMS from Lucknow

delhi Updated: Apr 18, 2011 23:37 IST
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Arunima Sinha

Volleyball player Anurima Sinha was airlifted from Lucknow to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre in New Delhi on Monday evening, around 8.30pm.

The athlete had suffered multiple injuries after she was thrown out of a moving train near Bareilly when she resisted their robbery attempt last Thursday.

Sinha has been kept in isolation inside the disaster ward of the trauma centre that was created during Commonwealth Games. Her left leg has been amputated and her right leg has suffered multiple fractures. Her pelvic bone too is broken. Sinha also has several head injuries.

“We will monitor her for infection of stump, which happens after amputation. We will now begin to fix her bone and will also conduct spine assessment. We fear the head injury may have affected her spine,” said Dr MC Misra, chief of AIIMS trauma centre.

The athlete had received life-saving treatment at the Lucknow hospital. However, her family insisted for further consultation from AIIMS. “The family wanted a second opinion,” said her sister Lakshmi Sinha.

Doctors at AIIMS, however, have ascertained that the line of treatment followed in Lucknow was just fine.

Sports minister Ajay Maken facilitated her transportation in the Uttar Pradesh government state plane. Minister of sate for health Dinesh Trivedi has also promised all possible help.