German professor, who introduced plastic surgery in Tajikistan in 1998, has examined a 6-year-old Osiya Zulfonova who sustained serious burns after three teens set her on fire.  

Internationally known German plastic surgeon Edgar Biemer has visited the Dushanbe Burn Center where Osiya is undergoing medical treatment, according to the Tajik Interior Ministry’s website.  

German specialist has reportedly assessed her health condition as satisfactory.  The Interior Ministry’s website says Professor Biemer has brought all necessary medicine for treatment of the girl with him from Berlin.

Professor Biemer is examinng Osiya

Recall, this screaming incident occurred in Dushanbe’s Sino district in broad white on June 19.  The three teens purposely set the 6-year-old Osiya Zulfonova on fire.  Osiya Zulfonova is currently undergoing treatment at the Dushanbe Burn Center.

Physician Tohir Zubaidov told Radio Liberty’s Tajik Service that the girl has burns on 45 percent of her body surface area. 

Dushanbe-based weekly Farazh reported on June 21 that three teenagers tied a six-year-old girl who was playing with her friends near her house to a grid fence and set her on fire. 

The Interior Ministry says three teens from the Choryakkoron jamoat of the Roudaki district were reportedly detained on suspicion of committing this crime.  However, they have been released later.  An investigation is under way.

According to the Technical University of Munich (TUM), after his education as a specialist in plastic surgery, Edgar Biemer (born October 31, 1940) began to shift his primary focus of interest to microsurgery.  In 1975, he founded the first replantation center in Germany – the second in Europe – in the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar.  For more than 40 years, Edgar Biemer developed innovative operative techniques in plastic surgery there.  In 1998 Professor Biemer introduced plastic surgery to Tajikistan.  Together with Dr. Wolfgang Duspiva, he is the author of the first German textbook for reconstructive microsurgery, as well as a leading member of the most important international scientific societies for plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.  In 2008, together with colleagues at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, he headed a team of 40 professionals that was successful in a pioneering achievement: the world’s first transplantation of two complete arms.  In 2012, Edgar Biemer was awarded the Dieffenbach Medal, the highest honor that the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeons (Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen) can confer on German national and international candidates.