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Mumbai girl hit by tava thrown from 13th floor back home after 2-month stay in hospital

Mumbai city news: On March 31, Hazequa was on her way home from her tuition class when the tava fell on her head.

mumbai Updated: Jun 06, 2017 15:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Hazequa Kapadia got injured on March 31.(HT Photo)

An eight-year-old girl, who was comatose for over a month after she was hit by a wooden ‘tava’ thrown from the 13th floor of a multi-storeyed building in Mumbai Central was discharged on Monday. Hazequa Kapadia went home after a two-month long stay at the hospital. Her miraculous recovery had her family shedding happy tears.

Her father, Faizan Kapadia, who runs an automobile repair shop, said God answered their prayers. “She has come back home during Ramdan, which is a sign that her health is only going to improve from now on. She was unconscious after the incident and now she is back home, throwing flying kisses to all of us,” he said.

“She is such a brave young girl, and it was her willingness to get better that gave us the strength to help her,” he said.

On March 31, Hazequa, a resident of Agarpada, was on her way home from her tuition class when the tava fell on her head from the thirteenth floor of high rise, according to police investigations.

Hazequa was operated at Bombay Hospital. Marine Lines, where doctors performed brain surgery on her. They pushed out a part of her skull bone, which had fragmented and pierced into her brain.

“The impact of the injury had affected the centre of her brain. The fibre tracts which transmit signals to other parts of the brain were disturbed, which had resulted in complete cessation of all activities,” said Dr Keki Terul, professor and head, neurosurgery, who performed the surgery.

“She is now able to obey all commands and can sit with support. She also eats soft food. After her tracheostomy procedure, she may get her voice back too, but will need extensive rehabilitation therapy to walk,” Dr Terul had told HT.

Now as Hazequa enjoys the festival with her family, she will have to undergo the rehabilitation therapy at Nair Hospital, Mumbai Central, her father said.

Read: In coma for a month, after utensil fell on her, 8-year-old is recovering quickly: Doctors

First Published: Jun 06, 2017 15:25 IST