Kodungalloor: Hanan Hameed, a college student who shot into limelight recently after she was seen selling fish in her college uniform, has been injured after her car rammed an electric post here on Monday. The teenager's spine has been reportedly injured. Her driver too suffered minor injuries in the accident.
"We were on our way back from a stage show at Kodungalloor. As a man crossed the road my driver veered the vehicle to avoid an accident, but our car hit an electric post," Hanan told Onmanorama.
Hanan was rushed to the Modern Multi-Specialty Hospital at Kodungalloor in Thrissur district from the accident spot. After primary treatment, physicians referred her to the Medical Trust Hospital at Ernakulam for expert treatment to her spinal injury.
The authorities of the Medical Trust hospital confirmed that the girl has fractured her twelfth vertebra in the mishap, which left both of her legs numb. The orthopedic and neurological departments have jointly published a health bulletin of Hanan which says that the doctors are proceeding with an immediate spinal surgery to correct the fracture and compression to Hanan's vertebra.
"There are wounds on my forehead, hands and other parts. My right leg is already numb. I feel insecure and nervous," Hanan said.
The Modern hospital confirmed Hanan's admission by 8:30 am on Monday. She was later taken to the Medical Trust Hospital in Ernakulam where an immediate spinal surgery was conducted to correct the fracture and compression to her vertebra. The surgery was successful, according to the hospital sources. She has to stay in hospital for a couple of weeks.
Hanan's suffered a spinal compression, leaving the right side of the body numb. "Compression to the spinal bone is a pre-fracture stage. It can develop into a fracture if not corrected in a surgery immediately," said Dr Paijaz, the managing director of Al Azar group of institutions, where Hanan is pursuing her undergraduate course in Chemistry.
Hanan's touching story was widely shared on social media by several people, including film artistes and politicians. After she became a social media sensation, Hanan landed four movie projects and some music albums. However, a section of social media users expressed doubts about her story and termed it as 'fake', after which she was viciously trolled.
The Kerala police arrested over 25 netizens who ran a fake news campaign against her.
Coming down heavily on the cyber bullying, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said everyone should keep in mind that many propaganda on social media platforms were 'double-edged swords'.
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