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DGP award for PGI doctors who reimplanted Patiala ASI’s hand

Mansa medical officer, 70 cops to be honoured as well

DGP award for PGI doctors who reimplanted Patiala ASI’s hand

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 21

‘Cop recovering’

  • Dr Sunil Gauba, plastic surgeon, PGIMER, who led the team, said, “The patient is doing well. He is able to move his thumb to some extent. There is proper blood circulation in the reimplanted wrist. For complete recovery, it will take three to six months. He is likely to be discharged next week.”

The 15-member team of the PGIMER that performed the plastic surgery on ASI Harjeet Singh, who lost his hand in the Patiala attack on April 12, has been chosen for the “DGP Honour for Exemplary Sewa to Society”.

A medical officer in Mansa and 70 police personnel on Covid frontline duty will also be awarded.

Direction General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta said that in a departure from norms, it had been decided to honour the entire team of doctors, technicians and nursing staff of the plastic surgery department in the PGI for performing prompt and successful reimplantation surgery on the ASI on April 12.

The team comprises Dr Ramesh Sharma, head of the plastic surgery department, PGI; plastic surgery team consultants Dr Sunil Gauba and Dr Jerry R John; senior residents Dr Suraj Nair, Dr Mayank, Dr Chandra and Dr Shubendu; anaesthesia team consultant and members Dr Ankur, Dr Abhishek and Dr Purnima; operation theatre technicians Chanderkanta Saini and Naresh Gautam; and nursing staff Arvind, Sneha and Arsh.

Besides, Dr Ranjeet Rai, a medical officer posted at a police hospital in Mansa, has been chosen for the coveted “Honour and Disc” for his significant role in tracing of contacts of Covid-19 patients as well as quick sampling of suspected cases in Budhlada, the DGP said.

He added 70 officers deployed across 27 police districts working on the frontline would be awarded. These include two ASPs, 22 DSPs, seven Inspectors, 13 Sub-Inspectors, nine ASIs and 17 head constables and constables.


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