Doctors of AIMS Kochi transplant pair of hands to Abdul Rahim, a 30 year old Afghan Military Man

Kochi, May 17 (ANI): Doctors in Kerala have successfully transplanted a new pair of hands on an Afghan national.

A team of doctors in a hospital in Kochi operated on the 30-year-old Afghan military man, Abdul Rahim, who had lost his arms in a mine blast in 2012.

Rahim is still in recovery and is undergoing physiotherapy exercises everyday. He has even managed to hold water bottles and to write. Professor and head of plastic surgery department at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi, Dr Subramania Iyer, said that it was his team’s second such successful transplant. The hands were transplanted from a 68- year-old chartered accountant, Mathew George, who was one of the four Indians killed in the Kabul attack on Wednesday (May 13).

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