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A Dhaka University teacher yesterday fitted a prosthetic hand he had invented to a young woman who lost her right hand in a bomb explosion some seven years ago.
The woman, Rajia, around 20 years old, will now be able to perform everyday tasks like writing and getting dressed, said the teacher, Prof Khondakar Siddique-e-Rabbani, chairman of the biomedical physics and technology department.
The DU authorities organised a press briefing at the DU administrative building yesterday to reveal the invention.
Prof Khondakar said he led a team of researchers in a project, sponsored by Akiz Food and Beverage Limited, for several years before being able to produce the prosthetic hand, costing only Tk 2,000, from a mannequin.