Doctors reattach school boy's severed forearm

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Colombo National Hospital Doctors have successfully re-attached a 15-year-old boy’s right forearm after it was severed in an accident at Balummahara on Thursday, hospital sources said.

CNH Chief Nursing Instructor Pushpa Ramyani de Soysa told Daily Mirror the seven-hour long surgery was performed soon after the boy was brought to the hospital with the severed part of the forearm.  

“The plastic surgery was successfully completed by our doctors and staff and now the teenager is in a stable condition at a post-surgery ward,” Ms. Soysa said. 

Oshada Madushanka from Walauwatte in Gampaha was rushed to hospital after his forearm was severed in an accident when a Kirindiwela bound bus had overtaken another bus he was travelling in.

Initially the injured boy had been transferred to the Gampaha General Hospital and later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.

The driver and the conductor of the bus had fled the scene but the bus was taken into custody. However, they had later surrendered to the Gampha Police and produced in the Gampha Magistrate’s Court and remand till April 2.(Piyumi Fonseka)



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  • kondaya77 Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:55 PM

    Only in Sri Lanka will they show pictures of a tragic event. No privacy!

    shek Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:47 PM

    well done doctors. get well soon. via DM Android App

    shukri Sunday, 29 March 2015 03:16 PM

    Welll do my dear doctor great job

    Alagiyawanna Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:21 AM

    Great work. I salute our medical professionals.

    Lloyd Perera Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:41 AM

    Our prayers are for your speedy recovery. God bless you, dear young man. May you have long life. Hopefully the driver and conductor responsible for this terrible tragedy will be sent to jail for the rest of their life.

    nimantha bandara Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:22 PM

    Get well soon dear brother

    Michael Fernando Sunday, 29 March 2015 01:29 AM

    Good wishes for a speedy recovery and full use of your arm

    P.R. Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:44 PM

    Greetings to the doctors who teamed up to perform this marvellous surgery..and our appreciation of their achievement. Also to all who helped to bring the severed limb in good condition to enable the doctors to re- attach it. Proud of Sri Lanka and its people.

    A.L Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:56 PM

    Congratulations for doctors team. Wish the boy toget well soon.

    Podibappa Saturday, 28 March 2015 09:16 AM

    We wish you speedy recovery, son. Let this surgery be 100 per cent success. Congratulations all you surgeons and the rest of the team.... we are very proud of you.

    HERBERT STANLEY Saturday, 28 March 2015 04:27 PM

    ඉතාමත් කණගාටු දායක සිද්දියක් මේ තරුණ දරුවට උනේ. පෞද්ගලික බස් රථ රියදුරන් මීට වඩා සැලකිල්ලෙන් තමන් ගේ වාහන අසරණ දරුවන් ගේ ජීවත අකාලයේ විනාශ කරන්න නෙතුව මීට වඩා පරෙස්සම් වෙන්න නීති ගරුක වෙන්න ඕනේ. මේ කාලකන්නි උපයන රුපියල් සත වලට වඩා අහිංසක දරුවන් වටිනවා කියල කල්පනා කරන්න. මුන් ගේ රියදුරු බලපත් අහෝසි කරලා වන්දියක් ගෙවල ඉවර කරනකම් හිරේ තියන්න අලුත් නීති දන්නා ඕනේ මේ යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව.

    herbert.perera Saturday, 28 March 2015 04:27 PM

    Dear son. I am wishing you a speedy recovery. May The Good Lord Heal your arm completely normal.God Bless You.

    sandun Sunday, 29 March 2015 08:13 AM

    get well soon putha. best wishes for fast recovery. hats off to the docs who made every effort to make the surgery a super success!

    Waco Sunday, 29 March 2015 08:15 AM

    Wish a speedy recovery.

    TONY Friday, 27 March 2015 11:43 PM

    ACCORDING TO THE NEWS ITEM THE BOY WAS TRAVELING ON THE FOOT BOARD

    Lima Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:30 AM

    FIRST OF THANK AND BE GRATEFUL TO ALMIGHTY GOD , HE IS EXISTING AND WATCHING ALL MATTERS . AT LEAST THIS BOY COULD LIVE LONG LIFE NATURAL WAY , HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO IN LIFE

    Giabao Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:48 AM

    So happy to see this and hope drivers get maximum punishment. Also we must be so much thankful to the excellent local medical services available. If an accident like this happens in a country like US fast medical attention is not guaranteed due to their system, It is indeed a great feeling of relief to live in a country like Sri Lanka

    upul Arunajith Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:28 PM

    Outstanding work. Kudus to the team of medical professional. If im right I think the team was led by Dr Dulip Perera. In other countries due medicine is advanced this would not have been possible due to systemic problems.....commercialised health care as in USA. As for the victim I wish him speedy and complete recovery. Foot board travel MUST banned

    Gratiaen. Monday, 30 March 2015 01:01 PM

    Yes Alagiyawanna. I too.What a relief to the parents of this young bloom!The medical staff who performed this task is great. This will stand in good stead of all of them.

    Mohamed Saturday, 28 March 2015 03:24 AM

    Well done !!!! Congratulations. This shows good sign in our country for medical miracle ....WOW

    baskaran Saturday, 28 March 2015 03:56 AM

    Well done doctors.You have given a living to that boy and his family, a relief out of worries.Keep it up.poor soul are looking for your dedication and duty.

    Prometheus Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:36 AM

    Wish you a speedy recovery son. Plus: we must appreciate the work of the entire medical team.

    N Nadaraja Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:49 AM

    Congratulations to the surgical team who performed the re-implantationBest wishes to Oshada for quick and functional recovery of the arm

    Kumara Chokkanathan Saturday, 28 March 2015 04:07 AM

    Brilliant news, well done the surgical team. Lets hope the boy makes a full recovery and regain full function of his arm

    DHA Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:59 AM

    Get well soon son.....May God Bless you always.....

    Sabe Saturday, 28 March 2015 12:28 PM

    Get well soon dear and many thanks to Doctors.

    Robin Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:18 AM

    I wish this son a speedy recovery and his arm as same as it was before.Thanks for the doctors for their commitment dedication and skill as well.

    Nalaka Gunasinghe Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:26 PM

    Well-done,, Our salute to all involved in reattachment from the place of accident to operation theater and care receiving now..There is a big difference physically and mentally between having/not having a hand,Wish Oshada rapid recovery.


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