Arunima’s condition stable: AIIMS Doctors

April 19th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday said the condition of volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who lost her leg after being thrown out from a running train near Bareilly last week, is stable.

23-year-old Arunima was shifted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre yesterday after it was detected that her amputated left leg had been infected and swollen.

“She is absolutely stable now. She had something to eat also an hour ago. She is absolutely fine and smiling,” said Dr. Vijay Sharma, a specialist at AIIMS.

He further mentioned that she had stable fractures in spine, other leg and pelvic, which didn’t require surgery.

“She was found to have fractures is spine also. But fortunately those fractures were stable fractures and no surgery needs to be done for those fractures. She needs bed rest for those fractures. At the same time, she has fractures of pelvis again that are stable fractures. She needs bed rest for that fracture also,” said Dr. Sharma.

“Now coming on to major thing that is amputated lower extremity. We took her to operation theatre and under anesthesia, we opened the dressing and thoroughly ‘debrided’ that. She needs one or two ‘debridement’ before we totally close it,” he added.

AIIMS Trauma Centre chief Dr. M C Misra said that rehabilitation would be a challenge in her case.

“I would think that two to three weeks minimum. It may be more because it all depends on this stump heels. It will depend on that and how they will allow weight bearing. Weight bearing is also an important issue. There is pelvic fracture, fracture in other legs. Rehabilitation is going to be a challenging job in her case,” he said.

Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Monday promised to bear Arunima’s medical expenses.

The Sports Minister said he had asked the ministry officials to ensure Arunima received Rs. 2,00,000 for her treatment.

Arunima lost her leg after she was pushed from the Padmavat Express in Bareilly on April 11 by three men, who were trying to rob her.

The incident took place between Chenati and Bareilly railway stations when she was on her way to New Delhi to appear in a CISF recruitment examination.

The police had lodged an FIR under section 307 (attempt to murder) and 393 (attempt to robbery).

Arunima was earlier undergoing treatment at the Bareilly District Hospital, where she was admitted on April 12. (ANI)

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