Surgery To Amputate Student’s Arm Postponed

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JOHOR BAHRU – Surgery to amputate the right arm of the 11-year-old student from a religious school here that was scheduled to take place this morning due to bacterial infection has been postponed.

The boy’s aunt, Dzuraidah Ahmad, 38, when contacted today said the surgery on Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Ghaddafi was postponed because the condition of his heart was not stable.

“Mohamad Thaqif Amin is scheduled to undergo surgery to amputate his (right) arm from the fingers to below the elbow at 8am today.

“However the surgery has been postponed under his heart stabilises,” she said.

Mohamad Thaqif Amin was admitted to Sultan Ismail Hospital HSI on Wednesday for injuries on his legs after he was allegedly canned by the assistant warden of the religious school.

On Saturday, Thaqif slipped into a coma after both his legs were amputated by HSI doctors the day before in a desperate bid to prevent infection to tissues and blood cells in his body.

Doctors later found that his right hand had turned black due to a bacterial infection and blood clots had started to form on his left shoulder and they informed his family that his arm had also turned necrotic.

Yesterday Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said blood and health screening tests on Mohamad Thaqif Amin to find out the actual causes that led to both of his legs to be amputated would be known in one or two weeks’ time.