Chandigarh, July 15
Punjab police officer Harjit Singh, whose hand was chopped off in a brutal assault after which reattached by PGIMER docs final yr, on Thursday mentioned he was again to his regular self.
Singh, who was later promoted to Sub-Inspector rank from ASI, was current right here on the event of ‘Replantation Helpline’, launched by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Training and Analysis (PGIMER) right here.
“There are not any phrases to thank PGIMER workforce for what they’ve performed and I really feel deeply indebted to them. It’s due to the PGIMER workforce that I’m again to my regular self, gaining full perform of my amputated half.” Singh’s hand was chopped off with a sword by a gaggle of individuals at a vegetable market in Patiala district in April final yr.
He was attacked after the accused had been requested to supply curfew passes exterior the market.
His hand was reattached after a protracted and sophisticated surgical procedure at PGIMER.
Punjab Director Basic of Police Dinkar Gupta, who joined the occasion nearly, expressed his gratitude to the division of Plastic Surgical procedure for efficiently replanting Singh’s chopped hand final yr.
“One of many key enablers in case of profitable replantation of the chopped hand of Harjit Singh was the well timed reporting at PGIMER. In view of the identical, my division will lengthen all of the assist for fast transportation of amputated physique components,” he mentioned.
PGIMER Director Jagat Ram mentioned: “The fundamental intent of Replantation Helpline is to assist streamline the stream of sufferers with such accidents in order that the half might be saved correctly and the affected person might be supplied the care on the earliest with out dropping valuable time.”
R Okay Sharma, Head, Division of Plastic Surgical procedure mentioned the division has additionally been within the forefront of replantation companies and have efficiently replanted amputated fingers, forearms, thumbs, fingers, scalp, penis-scrotum, and so on., within the final 30 years.
He mentioned the division of Plastic Surgical procedure, which was established at PGI in 1966, has been on the forefront of offering high quality care to the folks and has been actively managing the correction of congenital and purchased deformities and defects.
The burns unit of the division treats about 300 to 400 sufferers yearly.
The division additionally manages the trauma to the limbs and maxillofacial area, neuro-vascular accidents, maxillofacial trauma, and main pores and skin losses, he acknowledged. PTI