Young Archer Airlifted to AIIMS After Arrow Pierces Shoulder
Shivangini Gohain, an archer from Assam, was airlifted to Delhi and admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre on Thursday, 9 January after an arrow accidentally pierced through her shoulder during a practice session.
Shivangini Gohain, an archer from Assam, was airlifted to Delhi and admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre on Thursday, 9 January after an arrow accidentally pierced through her shoulder during a practice session.(Photo: ANI)

Young Archer Airlifted to AIIMS After Arrow Pierces Shoulder

Shivangini Gohain, an archer from Assam, was airlifted to Delhi and admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre on Thursday, 9 January after an arrow accidentally pierced through her shoulder during a practice session.

The 12-year-old has now been shifted to ICU after procedure done by surgeons.

The incident took place during a regular training session at Chabua in upper Assam's Dibrugarh district.

Gohain, a trainee at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), was, however, not part of the Khelo India Games, scheduled to begin on Friday.

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“The archer who met with an accident in Dibrugarh has been airlifted to Delhi. SAI is bearing all the expenses of her treatment, including air travel. A senior SAI official has been told to ensure that she gets the best treatment.”
Sports Authority of India (SAI)

A senior doctor at the AIIMS Trauma Centre said a part of the arrow had gone through Gohain's shoulder bone.

"She was admitted to the hospital at around 8 pm. Doctors are examining her and she is undergoing investigations. A decision on the course of treatment to be provided to her or performing a surgery will be taken soon," he said, adding that the archer was "conscious and stable".

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