Yasmine stable after surgery

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 May 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Ya Yasmine Wa’adi, who lost both her legs below the knee during the US-led bombing in Baghdad recently, underwent successful surgery to remove shrapnel from her stumps at the Chinese Maternity Hospital yesterday.  

The nine-year-old is now under a 72-hour observation to monitor her condition, said the hospital's consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr Suppiah Shanmugam.“Yasmine’s condition is stable now,'' he told a press conference after the surgery. 

Dr Suppiah said the girl would undergo a check-up on Friday.  

The five-hour operation, which started at 10am, was carried out by Dr Suppiah, Dr P. Ganapathy and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia paediatric orthopaedic surgeon Dr Sharaf Ibrahim.  

Yasmine was brought to Malaysia together with her father, Wa’adi Makhtoor Hassan, early this month following an initiative by the Joint Media Team Malaysia (JMTM). 

REMINDERS OF WAR:Two bottles containing shrapnel which were removed from Yasmine's stumps after a successful five-hour operation at the Chinese Maternity Hospital in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Her plight came to the public’s attention when the JMTM initiated the move to bring the girl here to receive treatment for her injuries. 

Since then, Malaysians from all walks of life have stepped in to help the child. 

The hospital offered to perform the surgery and bear the expenses of the child’s stay in the hospital, including medicine, ward charges, operation costs and follow-up treatment.  

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