New life awaits Mita Sabar after surgery at SCB

Cuttack: A completely new life beckons Mita Sabar as doctors at SCB Medical College and Hospital have successfully amputated her right hand which had grown abnormally since her childhood.

Mita, the 20-year-old girl from Perupanga village of Padmapur block in Rayagada was discharged from SCB yesterday and her happiness knew no boundaries as she can now dream of a better future.

“I can now move, walk freely. Earlier, it was really tough for me even to do daily chores,” said Mita.

Mita’s sister Kumari Sabar, who played a crucial role in extending support, expressed her gratitude to the SCB doctors for helping them.

“I had come with a lot of hope that my sister can lead a normal life. The three months at the hospital were tough but at the end my sister is now happy,” said Kumari.

It is pertinent to mention here that Mita was operated for Plexiform Neurofibroma by a team of doctors at SCB.

“We had constituted a five-member doctors’ team for conducting the surgery on the girl who had come with a condition of abnormal growth of her right hand. Though we had earlier conducted a surgery in September, it did not yield desired results. Later, we decided to amputate her hand to save the patient’s life,” head of plastic surgery department of SCB, Ananda Patnaik said.

Patnaik further informed that Mita will be referred to Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) at Olatpur for an artificial limb after two months.