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Man survives bullet injury

india Updated: Aug 10, 2010 00:38 IST
HT Correspondent

It was a very-very close call for 28-year-old Sadam Hussain on Wednesday night. In was nothing short of a miracle.

The factory worker was on his way to work on Wednesday night when he was shot in the neck by some unknown person(s). A three-hour long major vessel surgery was conducted on him in a private hospital here after a passerby brought him to the hospital.

"Eighty per cent patients do not survive such injuries but this young man is on his way to recovery. Sadam Hussain was shot in the neck by robbers in the middle of the night while he was going back home after work," said Dr Suresh Vashisth of Samvit Healthcare, Sohna Road.

A passer-by brought Hussain to the hospital as an emergency case. "He was very critical when he was brought to us. He would have died of suffocation had he not reached in time," said Dr Vashisht.

The bullet, which had entered his neck from the left side, injured his respiratory vessel (trachea) from both sides and got stuck on the right of his neck.

"It was so close to the vessel which takes the blood from the brain to the heart and vice-versa that had the bullet been one centimetre towards the right, he wouldn't have survived," said Dr. Vashisht.

The doctors expect him to be off the ventilator in the next 4-5 days, as his vital organs were functioning well.