City doctors on Monday gave a new lease of life to a Jamshedpur-based factory worker, who had a portion of his right hand severed while working at the unit.
Meghlal Sardar (25), a worker at a Tata factory in Jamshedpur, met with an accident on August 25 after his hand got jammed in a conveyor belt, leaving a portion of his right hand severed from the middle of the arm.
He was airlifted to the Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) after an emergency treatment at Tata Main Hospital on the same day. A team of surgeons at the facility later managed to fix the severed portion of his limb.
“The Tata Main Hospital at Jamshedpur contacted us soon after the accident and the patient was air-lifted shortly after to our facility. The short reaction time was crucial in this case, as muscles in the amputed limb start dying within 4-6 hours of being detached from the body,” said Rupak Barua, chief operating officer of CMRI on Tuesday.
Sardar met with the accident at around 9.30am and was rushed to Kolkata at around 4.15 in the evening. The six member team headed by Anupam Golash, consultant plastic, cosmetic and cranio-facial surgeon successfully fixed the severed arm after a two hour effort.