Tribal minor boy Muna Majhi provided with artificial hands; gets new lease of life

Bhubaneswar: A seven-year-old boy, who previously lost both of his hands right below his shoulders, was given two artificial limbs today by Odisha-Mo Parivar in Bhubaneswar. The minor boy had lost his hands since childhood days and, in a sense, his future was then doomed.

The physically challenged child Muna Majhi had a strong desire to pursue his elementary education in local school. Muna is now immensely happy after his dream coming true. He is from Reamal town of Deogarh district, an Odisha-Mo Parivar spokesperson said.

According to the source, Muna had come in contact with an 11 KV live electric wire while he was playing on the roof top of his house. He sustained grievous burn injuries and his hands were badly damaged. Subsequently, the doctors treating him had suggested for amputation of his hands.

Muna was admitted to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla for the purpose. He was shifted to Cuttack Sishu Bhawan with an intention not to amputate the severely affected hands. However, doctors at the health facility had no other choice than to do so.

Finally, Muna’s hands were amputated at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar leaving him dismayed.

“After being provided with artificial hands, now, I will be able to write,” the minor boy gleamed.

Odisha-Mo Parivar joint secretary Rudra Narayan Samantaray, health advisor Dr Satyajeet Das, member Bhabani Shankar Das and several other social activists were present on the occasion.

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