Photograph tweeted by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma

A team of doctors in Meghalaya has successfully removed a 24 kg tumour from the abdomen of a 37-year-old woman, chief minister Conrad K Sangma said.

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Sangma, in a tweet on August 5, said the doctors during a three-hour long surgery at Tura District Maternity and Child Hospital (DMCH) successfully removed the tumour.

“I congratulate Dr Vince Momin and the medical team for the successful operation and I wish the patient’s speedy recovery,” Sangma said.

DMCH Superintendent Icylda Sangma said that the woman, from East Garo Hills, was admitted at the hospital on July 29 after she developed severe abdominal pain and the surgery was conducted on August 3.

One of the doctors of the hospital also donated blood to the patient while the community members have given financial assistance for the surgery and other treatment costs.

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