Girl with prosthetic limbs to undergo a hand transplant

Monica More's family is in touch with Global Hospital, Parel, for a hand transplant surgery which will take place next year by March


Monica More, who had lost her forearms after slipping under a train at Ghatkopar in 2014, will go under a hand transplant. Her family is in touch with Global Hospital, Parel, for the same and most likely, surgery will take place next year by March.

We will have to spend approximately INR 22 to 25 lakh for her hand transplant. We are very happy with our daughter’s progress,” Ashok More, Monica More’s father to Mumbai Live.

What was the incident?

On 11 January 2014, 19-year-old Monica More slipped from the train and lost her forearms while boarding a train at Ghatkopar station, platform no. 2. after falling in the gap, two youngsters rushed her to KEM Hospital where doctors could not surgically re-attach her severed arms.

After a span of six months of treatment, she was fitted with advanced prosthetic arms manufactured by German company Otto Bock which helped her to write, eat on her own, pick up, and drink a glass of water, and even use a laptop.

Considering her as a special case, the BMC allocated INR 23 lakh towards her treatment. 

We are in touch with Global Hospital for a hand transplant. Once I complete my studies, I will get a job in railways,” Monica More.

Despite getting prosthetic arms, she passed with flying colours in the Class XII examination, scoring 63 per cent marks.