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J&K flood victim needs help for surgery

A Hamripur resident, who had gone to Jammu and Kashmir with a self-help group to sell their handmade pickle and jam at an exhibition, had returned with an injury in her leg and needs help for surgery.The patient, Meena, 21, has been admitted to Deepak Hospital in Ludhiana.

punjab Updated: Oct 01, 2014 20:54 IST
Vandana Singh

A Hamripur resident, who had gone to Jammu and Kashmir with a self-help group to sell their handmade pickle and jam at an exhibition, had returned with an injury in her leg and needs help for surgery.The patient, Meena, 21, has been admitted to Deepak Hospital in Ludhiana.

She had gone to attend Kashmir Haat exhibition organised by the National Bark for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on September 2On the way, Meena fell from a car, and got wound in the leg. But as they reached Kashmir sudden rise in water-level due to flood forced them to live on the third floor of a building without food and medicines for many days in knee-deep flood water due to which, the wound turned worse.

The Army troupe finally came to rescue them on September 10, and she was taken to 92BHC/O 56 APO, Army Hospital. She was treated with antibiotics and daily dressing, and was discharged on September 15. Meena's mother, who also got a disk injury, was then taken to New Delhi with other NGO members. They were then taken to Ludhiana, where her brother works as a labourer.On October 1, Meena went to Deepak Hosptial to change dressing, but the doctors informed her that she had to undergo a surgery.

Plastic surgeon at the hospital, Dr Vikas Gupta, said, "This was a case of cellulites, which needs two or three flap surgeries for treatment."

Talking about the severity of disease, he said, "If cellulites appear on 5% of the body it could be life threatening too if not treated on time, and Meena has nearly 10% body under cellulites. It will take nearly a month for her undergo surgeries and recover, so that she can walk again."
He appealed people to step forward to help Meena.

Meena's mother Deepa said, "We can't afford the treatment, as my son is a labourer in a factory. The material that was taken to the exhibition also got damaged, and we are left with nothing."
Those willing can help Meena by sending a cheque or draft or cash at Deepak Hospital in the name of Meena C.R. #DH-14-111935 or contact Dr Vikas Gupta on 9814457148.