As part of the programme launched by the institute today on World Plastic Surgery Day, a 35-year-old man from Patna was operated for claw hand. Due to leprosy the patient was not able to use his fingers, an AIIMS Patna release said.
The patient underwent a one-and-a-half hour operation and would be discharged tomorrow, it added.
The surgery was conducted by Director of AIIMS Patna J K Singh and the Head of Department of Plastic Surgery Veena Kumari.
She said items needed during surgery have been provided free of cost by the hospital.
Later, a conference was organised at AIIMS Patna on World Plastic Surgery Day in which Director J K Singh was the chief guest and a large number of doctors from the hospital and outside participated in it.