18-inch iron rod pierces through a woman's chest at a construction site in Vikhroli; BMC doctors save life

As per reports, doctors from BMC's Lokmanya Tilak Hospital performed a three hour surgery to successfully remove the rod. The efforts were appreciated by BMC officials.

18-inch iron rod pierces through a woman's chest at a construction site in Vikhroli; BMC doctors save life

A shocking incident was recently reported from an under construction building in Mumbai's Vikhroli East area where a foot and a half long rod (approximately 18-inch) fell from the top floor of a building  and penetrated the chest of a woman working in the premises. Soon after the incident, she was rushed to the Lokmanya Tilak Hospital. Doctors performed a surgery and removed the same from the woman's chest and the procedure is said to have lasted three hours.

It is said that the surgery was performed under the guidance of Dr. Mohan Joshi, the superintendent of the hospital, and it was an extremely difficult task to accomplish. The efforts were appreciated by Additional Commissioner of Western Suburbs at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Suresh Kakani, and Deputy Commissioner of Public Health, Devidas Kshirsagar.

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The construction of the building began on June 19, 2021, whereby a married couple were working as labours. Female workers were assigned the construction work downstairs, during which rod fell from one of the top floors, in the afternoon, at around 3 pm. The rod unfortunately penetrated the woman's chest, who was said to be in critical condition. She was initially taken Rajawadi Municipal Corporation for treatment and soon after the first aid, she was shifted to the intensive care unit of BMC's Lokmanya Tilak General Hospital at around 6 pm.

Officials informed that it was not possible for her to sleep on the bed while at the operating theater. After much effort, the woman was placed on a cushion and the surgery was performed. The surgery is said to have started at around 7 pm and continued until 10 pm, where a team of 12 members including specialist doctors, nurses and ward boys from three departments of the hospital were working tirelessly to successfully operate the woman. 

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The rod was removed and currently, the woman's condition is said to be out of danger. Reports were received from the hospital. 

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