Patient loses leg as monsoon rain in Kerala blocks access to village

Patient loses leg as monsoon rain in Kerala blocks access to village

INDIA - A 45-year-old man in a remote village in Kerala, South India, lost a leg after monsoon rains cut off the only road to the hospital, reported Malaysia Nanban.

Nyama Santha Gowda, from Kotebavi village, was earlier treated at the Karwar government hospital for 10 days after he hurt his leg.

However, his wound did not heal after he returned home. When he tried to go back to the hospital, the monsoon rain had set in and cut the village off.

Even the ambulance which was coming to take Nyama back to the hospital for his leg to be amputated could not make the 12km journey to the village.

Doctors, who took a motorcycle to the village, had to walk for part of the journey.

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