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NGO to treat student who fell off train

A non-governmental organisation working for patients who have lost their limbs in accidents, has come forward to help Usman Mohammed, the 20-year-old HSC student who lost both his legs in a train accident on Tuesday.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2009 01:48 IST
Shahkar Abidi

A non-governmental organisation working for patients who have lost their limbs in accidents, has come forward to help Usman Mohammed, the 20-year-old HSC student who lost both his legs in a train accident on Tuesday.

Usman, a student of Anjuman Urdu High School and Junior College in Malad, fell off the train near Jogeshwari station while on his way to exam centre in Bandra to appear for his Physics paper.

Sree Bidada Sarvodya Trust, an NGO formed by some city doctors to help citizens who have lost their limbs in accidents, on Thursday promised to take care of the entire medical expenses of Usman.

“Usman is young and if he gets the right treatment, it can help him get back with his life,” said Dr Mukesh Doshi, a spokesperson for the trust.

Usman will be provided treatment at the trust’s centre in Bidada in Gujarat, Doshi added. The trust will also take care of the food, lodging, surgery and artificial limbs of Usman. It will provide food and lodging to one of Usman’s family
members.

“Post treatment, the trust will help him rehabilitate,” Doshi added.

Meanwhile, Usman’s wish to appear for his remaining HSC board papers from his hospital bed remained unfulfilled, as he did not get the required certificate from the doctor, as a few more surgeries need to be performed.

“We have performed operation on one of his legs. The next operation will be done after a gap of 48 hours,” said Dr Amit Ajgaonkar, the surgeon treating Usman.

Usman, who is currently recuperating at Manoram Hospital in Malad, complained that help had arrived 20 minutes after the accident.

He alleged that nobody attended him at Cooper Hospital, where he was first taken, till five hours after the accident.