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AIIMS Patna launches free surgery service to leprosy patients

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The All Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) today launched service of free surgery for leprosy patients.

As part of the programme launched by the institute today on World Plastic Surgery Day, a 35-year-old man from was operated for claw hand. Due to leprosy the patient was not able to use his fingers, an AIIMS 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.

First Published: Wed, July 15 2015. 19:42 IST