11.19.2012 – Helping rocket victims stressing health support

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
11/19/2012

Medical centers and health support organizations continue to be busy as Operation Pillar of Defense proceeds.

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PHOTO: WIKICOMMONS

Medical centers and health support organizations continued to be busy as Operation Pillar of Defense proceeded on Sunday. Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot saved the arm of a man who was wounded by a rocket in Kiryat Malachi last week.

Boris Chorneh, a Tiberias resident who came on aliya from Tajikistan 15 years ago, was wounded by shrapnel as a result of the rocket when transporting furniture from Haifa to the apartment that was hit. His moving van was completely destroyed.

Chorneh lost a lot of blood and underwent an operation that took several hours to repair the main arm artery and nerve that had been severed.

The patient faces a long rehabilitation process in the hospital.

Dr. Yoram Klein, head of the urgent surgery and trauma department at Kaplan, said the patient had to receive several units of blood before he could undergo the surgery.