Authorities at Chipata Central hospital say investigations have revealed that the three-year-old boy of Mchini compound in Chipata has 44 needles and wires embedded in various parts of his body.
Head of Surgery and Clinical Care, Donald Kasoma says this is from the 32 needles earlier reported.
Dr. Kasoma says after the boy took a second CT- Scan, it was discovered that some of the objects were standing close to each other and could not be seen earlier.
He disclosed to ZANIS that the boy who was admitted to the hospital last month, is still under observation describing his condition as stable.
Dr. Kasoma said 25 needles were removed last month and that the boy is still under rehabilitation, adding that doctors will continue monitoring his condition until he can tolerate another surgery and Anastasia before the rest of the needles can be removed.
He said the three-year-old boy was too weak to take a prolonged surgical intervention last month as he was in a critical condition but stated that the surgery will be carried out when he gains enough strength.
The boy was admitted for sever malaria when it was later discovered that he had needles embedded in his body.
Dr. Kasoma stated that the needles were pushed in different parts of the body.
He stated that the rehabilitation plan looks promising as he is now able to walk on his own and eat with ease and is also able to interact with the community.