Polish javelin silver medallist

Photo: KUOW

Polish Olympian Auctions Silver Medal For Infant's Heart Surgery

Poland's Maria Magdalena Andrejczyk who won the silver medal for Javelin's throw at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 posted on Facebook that she would go ahead and sell off her silver to pay for an 8-month-old Miloszek Malysa's heart surgery. The top contender was the Polish convenience store chain, Zabka, placing a bid of $125,000. Zabka, however, did not claim the medal and said that they would let the Olympian keep her Silver. 

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 - 05:49 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Tokyo Olympics, Polish Athlete, Silver Medal, Javelin Throw, Heart surgery

Courtesy: NPR

Fire accident at a hospital in Russia

Photo: The Straits Times

Fire Blazing Hospital Could Not Stop Doctors From Performing Surgery

An eight-member Russian medical team performed a two-hour long open heart surgery without fearing when the hospital was under fire. Over 120 people were evacuated including the heart patient, with no injuries reported. The 1907-built, only hospital with cardiology department in Blagoveshchensk city, caught fire after a short circuit. The hospital officials blew the smoke out of the operation theatre with an emergency electricity cable.

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 04:11 PM / by Samanth Lanka

Tags: Russia, Fire accident, Heart surgery, Doctors, Hospitals

Courtesy: BBC News