“I feel the city is not safe anymore,” said N S Leesha, who suffered injuries in her leg in the recent explosion at Malleswaram in the city.
On Thursday, she was discharged from M S Ramaiah Hospital. She was operated twice on her left leg - once to remove infectious bones and dead tissue and the second time to fix steel rings in her leg.
“My parents stayed with me in the hospital for the last 51 days. They are poor and I was worried about how they will pay for the treatment. Thankfully, the government took care of my medical expanses,” Leesha told Express.
Resuming her education is her main concern now. “I am worried about my education and requested Home Minister K J George for help when he visited me in the hospital,” she said. He promised that he will speak to the Education Department in this regard, she said.
Her father Doreswamy said Leesha wanted to become an aeronautical engineer, but with her present physical condition, she may have to forgo her dream. “My daughter has now decided to become a computer engineer and we will support her in every step,” he added.
Dr Harshad Shah, head of the Orthopaedics Department, told Express that the limb reconstruction was a must in Leesha’s case. “Bone and tissues were cut into pieces and mixed with foreign bodies. Any delay would have resulted in amputation,” he said.
Leesha’s leg has been fixed with rings supported by tiny rods. In such cases, it will take a minimum of six months for the patient to become completely well, observed the team of doctors who performed the operations.