Kolkata: Domkal Superspeciality Hospital in Murshidabad has given a fresh lease of life to an 8-year-old boy who had an iron rod piercing his body.A doctor from the hospital said Jakir Hossain (8), a resident of Domkal had been playing with his friends outside his house when an iron rod somehow pierced his lower back. He was profusely bleeding from his injury when the Jakir was brought to the hospital by his mother. After checking the injury, doctors felt the need for an immediate surgery, as any delay in the removal of the iron rod might have led to his death. The doctors acted on a war footing and took him to the operation theatre. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedClinical tests performed on the patient showed that the rod was touching his paraspinal region. The surgery was not easy for the doctors as they had to keep various factors in mind while conducting the same. Notably, the surgery was done completely free of cost. A team of doctors headed by surgeon Dr Sabyasachi Chakraborty conducted the surgery for nearly an hour and removed the iron rod. The patient has been kept under observation for 72 hours. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe doctors were worried about Jakir developing neurological problems. According to the doctors, such patients often develop neurological complications. But in this case, the victim has not developed any such complications so far. His condition is stated to be stable now. “The patient was brought to the hospital in a very critical condition. We decided to conduct the surgery despite some infrastructural problems. The patient could not be shifted to the city from Murshidabad, as he might have bled to death. We had taken all the precautionary measures while conducting the surgery. The patient is out of danger and will be released from the hospital soon,” a senior official of the hospital said.