Hi family fears amputation of both his arms
Srinagar, Apr 07: The power shock to employees of Power Development Department continue in the Kashmir region as in a fresh case a Lineman in Baramulla districts has received a sever shock as doctors fear amputation of both his arms.
Tahir Ahmad Malik, 45, and father of four children, has received a severe shock while repairing a damaged electric transformer in a village in Narwaw belt in Baramulla district.
His brother-in-law, Showkat Ali Mir, told KNS that they rushed Malik to SKIMS, Srinagar, where doctors operated him and is presently in Intensive Care Unit of Plastic surgery ward.
Mir said that Malik got a severe shock in both his arms, which got burnt, and his right leg also got affected due to the shock.
“Doctors are treating him well. But they said that if the condition does not improve, his arms need to be amputated,” he told KNS over phone from SKIMS.
He said that the department officials of the area including Senior Engineer and Executive Engineer visited the injured employee at SKIMS and assured all help to him.
Due to recuing fatal electric shocks to its employees and daily wagers, PDD has been censured by the people and civil society for not giving training and safety equipment to the employees and labourers while they are on work, repairing damaged electric line and transformers. (KNS)