9 year old Child with deformed hand from an under privileged background treated at Neotia Getwel Multispecialty Hospital

A ray of hope poured in the life of Mrs. MunMun Devi, who belongs from an underprivileged background of a remote village Kumargram, 49 km away from Alipurduar town, when Neotia Getwel Multispecialty Hospital decided to operate on her 9-year-old son under its charitable programme.

The child was suffering from injury of elbow and forearm where one of his bones between the elbow & wrist was united in a very bad position and another bone was lying out of joint, due to this the child was having significant deformity ,pain & was unable to use his hand normally and perform any activities from the hand.

For the last 3 years, he was being treated at his native place by a local bonesetter, but any kinds of treatment failed to restore the bones in the normal position. Things, however, took a turn for better when the child was examined by Dr. PrasoonAnand, Sr.ConsultantOrthopaedic& Joint Replacement Surgeon at Neotia Getwel Multispecialty Hospital.The Child was operated upon by a team of Orthopaedic& Joint Replacement Surgeons of Neotia Getwel Multispecialty Hospital led by Dr. PrasoonAnand in association with Dr. Pankaj Kumar, They were ably assisted by Dr. Chetan Kumar, Consultant Anaesthesiologist in fixing anaesthesia.

It was a rare case which needed complex surgery. The surgery was carefully planned & performed successfully. The deformed bone was first cut and strengthened, then fixed with a metal plate and screws & then the bone that was lying out of joint was brought back to its original position.

Dr. PrasoonAnand said “When the child’s parents came to me for further course of Treatment, they were miserable as they needed help and were unable to bear the costing for treatment. I knew that if left untreated the joints of the child would have been totally damaged by his growing age. It was an instant decision for me and management of Neotia Getwel Multispecialty Hospital to perform the surgery on the child”.

He further added “As a part of my social responsibility I waved of my fees completely and the hospital sponsored the 80 % of the treatment under its CSR Programme, which otherwise would have cost them a huge amount of money, which the poor parents could not have been able to bear otherwise”.

The Surgery was a complete success. The boy is now doing well & is in regular follow up.He is expected to do all normal activities with his hand & leave a normal life in future.