Hyderabad: Doctors at Sudha Nursing Home in Wanaparthy removed eight needles from the buttocks of a two-and-half-year-old boy, Loknadh, after a marathon five-hour surgery on Tuesday.
The kid had a total of 11 needles, of which one was removed earlier by an RMP. Two needles still remain in his body.
He belongs to Veepanagandla village in Wanaparthy district. His parents Ashok and Annapurna rushed him to the nursing home three days back, when Loknadh complained of severe pain in his thighs and buttocks. The doctors took an x-ray and referred him to Niloufer Hospital in Hyderabad. As there was no suitable equipment there, they were referred to Osmania General Hospital (OGH). In a bizarre development, OGH doctors did not respond properly because of which the boy was rushed back to Sudha Nursing Home, where Dr Srinivas Reddy agreed to perform the surgery. He was assisted by General Physician Dr Ramu and anesthetist Dr Sunitha. The C-arm machine showed the exact place where the needles were present. They began the surgery Monday night and it continued up to Tuesday morning, spread over five hours.
The doctors advised them against removing the other two needles immediately as the boy may be subject to unbearable pain. They agreed to remove them at a later date. The doctors said that they were thin syringe-like needles.
Meanwhile, police believe that someone had pierced the needles into the boy’s body. They have taken some suspects into custody and are interrogating them. The villagers believe that this could be because of some personal rivalry against Ashok and his family.