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Prof. Tariq Mansoor is presently serving as the Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Previously he has also served as Principal, J.N. Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent, J.N. Medical College Hospital and Chairman, Department of Surgery. He is also the member of Medical Council of India since March 2015 for a period of four years. He is product of the first batch of prestigious Our Lady of Fatima Higher Secondary School, Aligarh. During his school days he has served as House Captain as well as School Captain. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. A surgeon by profession with special interest in Breast and Thyroid Diseases, Prof. Tariq Mansoor has 33 years of Teaching and 35 years of Clinical experience. He has 90 publications to his credit and has guided 49 Postgraduate Medical Students for their Thesis as Supervisor / Co-Supervisor

14-yr-old Sahil who lost his arm in Kashmir’s explosion gets myoelectric hand

14-yr-old Sahil who lost his arm in Kashmir’s explosion gets myoelectric hand

Srinagar: 14-year-old Sahil of Srinagar was injured in an explosion while returning from a coaching class and lost his right arm. This made the boy unable to do daily life activities and the most important thing, he could not write or study properly.

With a complete derailment of teenager’s daily needs, Sahil went into depression. However, the boy would no longer have to suffer anymore as he got a myoelectric hand. Fortunately, he has started writing again and is now ready to go to school.

“I can now open and close my fists. I can open a bottle and drink water on my own. I also tie the shoelace and can play with friends, I am very happy,” says Sahil.

What is a myoelectric hand:

“Myoelectric” is the term for electric properties of muscles. A myoelectric-controlled prosthesis is an externally powered artificial limb that can be controlled with electrical signals generated naturally by patient’s own muscles.

According to Neeraj Saxena, director of P&O International – A Delhi based institute for Hi-Tech robotic Prosthetics – Sahil’s myoelectric hand has been made in the country. This is the first time, that this type of service is being indigenously available and manufactured, the doctor said.

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from The Siasat Daily

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