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British surgeon saves long-lost friend’s life through Facebook

A 30-year-old British surgeon has saved a long-lost friend’s life by diagnosing his burst appendix on social networking site Facebook. Rahul Velineni working at Swansea Hospital recently logged onto his Facebook account in the middle of his shift and saw posts that his former classmate, Peter Ball kept complaining about a sharp pain in his stomach.

A 30-year-old British surgeon has saved a long-lost friend’s life by diagnosing his burst appendix on social networking site Facebook. Rahul Velineni working at Swansea Hospital recently logged onto his Facebook account in the middle of his shift and saw posts that his former classmate, Peter Ball kept complaining about a sharp pain in his stomach.

Rahul Velineni did not have his friend’s phone number; so, he replied to Peter Ball’s status update with a comment: ‘Sounds bad, Call me asap. You may have appendicitis. On seeing Velineniâ’s post, Ball went to a hospital. His appendix was removed shortly after in an emergency room. Later, the doctors said it was bad, and shouldn’t have been left for much longer. [Source: The Sun, All Facebook]

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