Medical &Health

CMCH student Akib’s skullbone replaced successfully

A team of surgeons successfully replaced Chattogram Medical College Hospital student Mahadi J Akib’s skullbone, that was damaged during a clash between two factions of BCL last October 30, on Monday.

The operation started at 10am and took around six and a half hours to complete successfully, said Dr Noman Khaled Chowdhury, head of the Neurosurgery department of CMCH.

“Akib’s health condition is good and the surgery was successful,” said Dr Noman Khaled Chowdhury to journalists after the operation, urging all to pray for Akib.

On November 18, Akib returned home after taking treatment for 19 days at the hospital and undergoing a five-hour long critical surgery.

On October 29, two BCL factions — one led by a former mayor and another by a junior minister — locked into a clash. They reengaged in clashes the next morning, leaving Akib and two others injured.

A photo of the injured medical student in the ICU with an instruction on the bandage that said, “There is no bone, don’t put pressure,” went viral on social media at the time.

The medical board formed for his treatment decided to release him from the hospital keeping a part of his broken skullbone preserved inside his stomach. Akib , a student of the 62nd batch of CMCH, was admitted to the hospital for the surgery on Sunday.

Source: United News of Bangladesh