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Odisha: Traditional Healing Proves Costly As Brass Pot Gets Stuck To 17-Yr-Old Youth’s Stomach

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02 February 2019


Kandhamal: The 21st century is an age of vast development in medical sciences in which doctors and scientists have evolved medicines and equipment to cure most of the diseases and ailments which were once considered incurable. But a family in Kandhamal still resorted to traditional healing methods for a stomach ache and that has proved costly for them.

A bizarre incident has come to the fore from Brahmanigaon area in Kandhamal district here as a brass pot got stuck to the stomach of 17-year-old Debananda Baliarsingh on Friday. Reportedly, the young boy from Gajapati was staying in his relative’s place in Kandhamal and was working to help out with his family’s financial problems. Over the last few days, he had been suffering from terrible stomach ache and instead of medical help his family members had resorted to traditional home remedy using a brass pot.

The method proved costly as the brass pot got stuck to his stomach in a weird angle after which no one was unable to separate the vessel from his body. He was rushed to primary health centre where the doctors referred him to MKCG Hospital in Berhampur.

Till last reports came in, Debananda had been operated on and was stable.

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